DatABEL: File-Based Access to Large Matrices Stored on HDD in Binary Format

Provides an interface to the C++ FILEVECTOR library facilitating analysis using large (giga- to tera-bytes) matrices. Matrix storage is organized in a way that either columns or rows are quickly accessible. DatABEL is primarily aimed to support genome-wide association analyses e.g. using GenABEL, MixABEL and ProbABEL.

Version: 0.9-6
Depends: R (≥ 2.4.0), methods, utils
Suggests: GenABEL, RUnit
Published: 2015-03-31
Author: Yurii Aulchenko, Stepan Yakovenko, Erik Roos, Marcel Kempenaar, Maksim Struchalin, Lennart C. Karssen
Maintainer: Lennart Karssen <lennart at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: ChangeLog
CRAN checks: DatABEL results


Reference manual: DatABEL.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to DatABEL
Package source: DatABEL_0.9-6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: DatABEL_0.9-6.tgz, r-oldrel: DatABEL_0.9-6.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: DatABEL_0.9-6.tgz
Old sources: DatABEL archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: bigRR, Haplin
Reverse suggests: GenABEL, VariABEL