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

Tools for Exploratory Analysis of Variant Calls

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

Explore, diagnose, and compare variant calls using filters.

Author: Michael Lawrence, Jeremiah Degenhardt, Robert Gentleman

Maintainer: Michael Lawrence <michafla at gene.com>

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


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:

Introduction to VariantTools PDF R Script
tutorial.pdf PDF
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews GeneticVariability, Genetics, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.45.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.11 (R-2.15) (11.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0), S4Vectors(>= 0.17.33), IRanges(>= 2.13.12), GenomicRanges(>= 1.31.8), VariantAnnotation(>= 1.11.16), methods
Imports Rsamtools(>= 1.31.2), BiocGenerics, Biostrings, parallel, GenomicFeatures(>= 1.31.3), Matrix, rtracklayer(>= 1.39.7), BiocParallel, GenomeInfoDb, BSgenome, Biobase
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Suggests RUnit, LungCancerLines(>= 0.0.6), RBGL, graph, gmapR(>= 1.21.3), TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene
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Source Package VariantTools_1.45.0.tar.gz
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