DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.recount3  

This package is for version 3.16 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see recount3.

Explore and download data from the recount3 project

Bioconductor version: 3.16

The recount3 package enables access to a large amount of uniformly processed RNA-seq data from human and mouse. You can download RangedSummarizedExperiment objects at the gene, exon or exon-exon junctions level with sample metadata and QC statistics. In addition we provide access to sample coverage BigWig files.

Author: Leonardo Collado-Torres [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Leonardo Collado-Torres <lcolladotor at>

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biocViews Coverage, DataImport, DifferentialExpression, GeneExpression, RNASeq, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.8.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (2.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends SummarizedExperiment
Imports BiocFileCache, methods, rtracklayer, S4Vectors, utils, RCurl, data.table, R.utils, Matrix, GenomicRanges, sessioninfo, tools
Suggests BiocStyle, covr, knitcitations, knitr, RefManageR, rmarkdown, testthat, pryr, interactiveDisplayBase, recount
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