Can anyone tell me the correct syntax for loading parts of a BAM file into R using a URL?
Since something like
read.table(file = url("http://my.url.com/a-table.csv")) works fine, I hoped that it would be similarly straight-forward with
Rsamtools, but this:
scanBam(file = url("http://my.url.com/a-bam-file.bam")) only resulted in an error message:
(Error in (function (classes, fdef, mtable) : unable to find an inherited method for function ‘scanBam’ for signature ‘"url"’ ).
PS: an example BAM file URL could be this: http://chagall.med.cornell.edu/RNASEQcourse/WT_1_Aligned.sortedByCoord.out.bam