Two days ago I heard an interesting by Andreas Beyer about using wiring diagrams as a bioinformatics tool box for simulating complex biological relationships. This is something that can be found also in this recent nat gen review but even more detailed in new work on eQTLs. So far, however, there is not proof that any of these methods behave much better than others in the absence of a gold standard in bioinformatics, yea, yea.
Here is what worked for me: Start up MS SQL server and run a tool that can be compiled from sources at Codeproject. Transfer the resulting SQLITE3 database to the Mac where it can be accessed by R via the RSQLite library. Many thanks to Liron Levi and his patient help with tables having more than 1000 columns!
I am in the process of setting up a graphical ER management tool while the native ODBC driver still seem to have some problems. Any workaround is greatly appreciated.
Adorno in Minima Moralia: “Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im Falschen” (No true life in the wrong one).