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rowData rownames issue explored at BioC2018 #13
Here is a reproducing example for a potential issue in the devel branch version of SummarizedExperiment. It seems an inconsistency in rownames of rowData and rownames of the SE, which would prevent creation of an SE, is nevertheless allowed during rowData re-assignment.
We tried with SummarizedExperiment v1.11.5 (so use.names=TRUE is the default).
Thank Mike. I'll look into this.
Note that it has never been a requirement for
Also note that a SummarizedExperiment object
A compromise could be to only issue a warning that the row names differ and are being ignored. That won't break any code and people who have code that triggers the annoying warning will then decide if they want to remove or fix the row names of
I'll evaluate the impact of the 1st solution (i.e. raising an error) and if it turns out to be too disruptive we'll go for the 2nd solution (the warning).