I am participating at the SBVIMPROVER competition on diagnostic signature detection (www.sbvimprover.com), that is basically a data mining competition in biomedical field. It uses published gene expression datasets for training and provides "unlabeled" for benchmarking.
I therefore thought to use KNIME for that competition, however there is a problem due to the format of the data, so called CEL files from Affymetrix.
Although one can read CEL files using R packages, one would have to do that outside KNIME and that is not ideal (particularly when dealing with many input files (.
Is there anyone that has already developed or is developing nodes to read CEL files ?
If not, then I could involve some local resources to do that, and contribute the node to the community.
Looking forward your advice / reply.