DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.schex  

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Hexbin plots for single cell omics data

Bioconductor version: 3.16

Builds hexbin plots for variables and dimension reduction stored in single cell omics data such as SingleCellExperiment and SeuratObject. The ideas used in this package are based on the excellent work of Dan Carr, Nicholas Lewin-Koh, Martin Maechler and Thomas Lumley.

Author: Saskia Freytag

Maintainer: Saskia Freytag <saskia.freytag at>

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biocViews DimensionReduction, Sequencing, SingleCell, Software, Visualization
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.10 (R-3.6) (3.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends SingleCellExperiment(>= 1.7.4), Seurat, ggplot2 (>= 3.2.1), shiny
Imports hexbin, stats, methods, cluster, dplyr, entropy, ggforce, scales, grid, concaveman
Suggests ggrepel, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (>= 2.1.0), covr, TENxPBMCData, scater, shinydashboard, iSEE, igraph, scran
Depends On Me
Imports Me scTensor, scTGIF
Suggests Me fcoex
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