restez: Create and Query a Local Copy of GenBank in RSource:
The restez package comes with five families of functions: setup, database, get, entrez and internal/private.
These functions allow a user to set the filepath for where the GenBank files should be stored, create connections and verify these settings.
These functions download specific parts of GenBank and create the local SQL-like database.
These functions allow a user to query the local SQL-like database. A user can use an NCBI accession ID to retrieve sequences or whole GenBank records.
The entrez functions are wrappers to the
entrez_* functions in the
rentrez package. e.g the restez's entrez_fetch will first try to search the
local database, if it fails it will then call rentrez's
rentrez::entrez_fetch() with the same arguments.
These functions work behind the scenes to make everything work. If you're
curious you can read their documentation using the form
Maintainer: Joel H. Nitta [email protected] (ORCID)
Dom Bennett [email protected] (ORCID)