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

Collection of spatial omics datasets

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

This is a collection of publically available spatial omics datasets. Where possible we have curated these datasets as either SpatialExperiments, MoleculeExperiments or CytoImageLists and included annotations of the sample characteristics.

Author: Farhan Ameen [aut], Nick Robertson [aut], Alex Qin [aut], Elijah Willie [aut], Ellis Patrick [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Ellis Patrick <ellis.patrick at>

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biocViews ExperimentData, ExperimentHub, Homo_sapiens_Data, Mus_musculus_Data, ReproducibleResearch, SingleCellData, SpatialData
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