r-bigmemoryextras 1.36.0 Extension of the bigmemory package

This package defines a BigMatrix ReferenceClass which adds safety and convenience features to the filebacked.big.matrix class from the bigmemory package. BigMatrix protects against segfaults by monitoring and gracefully restoring the connection to on-disk data and it also protects against accidental data modification with a file-system-based permissions system. Utilities are provided for using BigMatrix-derived classes as assayData matrices within the Biobase package's eSet family of classes. BigMatrix provides some optimizations related to attaching to, and indexing into, file-backed matrices with dimnames. Additionally, the package provides a BigMatrixFactor class, a file-backed matrix with factor properties.