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Make Interactive Complex Heatmaps

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This package can easily make heatmaps which are produced by the ComplexHeatmap package into interactive applications. It provides two types of interactivities: 1. on the interactive graphics device, and 2. on a Shiny app. It also provides functions for integrating the interactive heatmap widgets for more complex Shiny app development.

Author: Zuguang Gu [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Zuguang Gu < at>

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


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

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


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:

1. How to visualize heatmaps interactively HTML R Script
2. How interactive complex heatmap is implemented HTML R Script
3. Functions for Shiny app development HTML R Script
4. Decorations on heatmaps HTML R Script
5. Interactivate heatmaps indirectly generated by pheatmap(), heatmap.2() and heatmap() HTML R Script
6. A Shiny app for visualizing DESeq2 results HTML R Script
7. Implement interactive heatmap from scratch HTML R Script
8. Share interactive heatmaps to collaborators HTML R Script
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biocViews Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.0.0), ComplexHeatmap(>= 2.11.0)
Imports grDevices, stats, shiny, grid, GetoptLong, S4Vectors(>= 0.26.1), digest, IRanges, kableExtra (>= 1.3.1), utils, svglite, htmltools, clisymbols, jsonlite, RColorBrewer, fontawesome
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Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, EnrichedHeatmap, GenomicRanges, data.table, circlize, GenomicFeatures, tidyverse, tidyHeatmap, cluster,, simplifyEnrichment, GO.db, SC3, GOexpress, SingleCellExperiment, scater, gplots, pheatmap, airway, DESeq2, DT, cola, BiocManager, gridtext, HilbertCurve(>= 1.21.1), shinydashboard, SummarizedExperiment, pkgndep, ks
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Imports Me CRISPRball, gINTomics, mineSweepR
Suggests Me simona, simplifyEnrichment
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