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ribiosUtils is a R package that performs various routine tasks for bioinformatics and computational biology research in drug discovery. It is distributed under the GPL-3 license.


Install the devel version from GitHub

Run following commands in the R console.

{R} library(devtools) devtools::install_github("bedapub/ribiosUtils")

Install the stable version on CRAN

The CRAN version is temporarily not available due to pending changes.



ribiosUtils is part of the ribios software suite (ribios stands for R interface to BIOS). The package was previously a sub-directory of the ribios project. It started as a R implementation of the BIOS library, publicly known as Bioinfo-C library, developed by Clemens Broger et al. at F. Hoffmann-La Roche for many years. Since its inception in 2012, many functionalities have been added, which are implemented in either C (or C++) or R.

Jitao David Zhang maintains and develops ribiosUtils and other ribios packages in memory of Clemens Broger, a pioneer of bioinformatics and cheminformatics in drug discovery, a man true to himself.