SummarizedBenchmark defines a flexible framework for benchmarking computational methods in R. Classes and functions are provided for defining, executing and evaluating benchmark experiments. The package builds on the SummarizedExperiment class to keep results organized, with outputs tied directly with important method metadata. This site is for the development version of the package. Documentation and examples for the current Bioconductor release version of the package can be found at the official release page.

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SummarizedBenchmark can be used to apply several computational methods in R on a data set and to store and compare the subsequent results. This can include just a single method with different parameter settings, or methods written outside of R, but called using a system call from an R session. Generally, the package should be useful if you are trying to decide between several competing methods and would like to compare how they perform on one or more data sets.