# What is the R/Bioconductor preferred way of accessing TCGA data?

It seems there are two packages providing access to TCGA data these days:

Will GenomicDataCommons supersede TCGAbiolinks? Is there anything that I might miss if I decide to use only GenomicDataCommons?

The fact that one project is finishing doesn't mean that the data or the packages build around that project are obsolete. Some functionality different between them is the functions to harmonize and prepare (GDCprepare) data from the TCGAbiolink package, or see a boxplot correlation and AAIC plot to define outliers TCGAanalyze_Preprocessing.