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This is the development version of MetaboAnnotation; for the stable release version, see MetaboAnnotation.

Utilities for Annotation of Metabolomics Data

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

High level functions to assist in annotation of (metabolomics) data sets. These include functions to perform simple tentative annotations based on mass matching but also functions to consider m/z and retention times for annotation of LC-MS features given that respective reference values are available. In addition, the function provides high-level functions to simplify matching of LC-MS/MS spectra against spectral libraries and objects and functionality to represent and manage such matched data.

Author: Michael Witting [aut] , Johannes Rainer [aut, cre] , Andrea Vicini [aut] , Carolin Huber [aut] , Philippine Louail [aut] , Nir Shachaf [ctb]

Maintainer: Johannes Rainer <Johannes.Rainer at eurac.edu>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("MetaboAnnotation")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Annotation of MS-based Metabolomics Data HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Software
Version 1.7.3
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0.0)
Imports BiocGenerics, MsCoreUtils, MetaboCoreUtils, ProtGenerics, methods, S4Vectors, Spectra(>= 1.13.2), BiocParallel, SummarizedExperiment, QFeatures, AnnotationHub, graphics, CompoundDb
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URL https://github.com/RforMassSpectrometry/MetaboAnnotation
Bug Reports https://github.com/RforMassSpectrometry/MetaboAnnotation/issues
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Source Package MetaboAnnotation_1.7.3.tar.gz
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