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Basic graphic utilities for visualization of genomic data.

Bioconductor version: Release (3.18)

The biovizBase package is designed to provide a set of utilities, color schemes and conventions for genomic data. It serves as the base for various high-level packages for biological data visualization. This saves development effort and encourages consistency.

Author: Tengfei Yin [aut], Michael Lawrence [aut, ths, cre], Dianne Cook [aut, ths], Johannes Rainer [ctb]

Maintainer: Michael Lawrence <michafla at gene.com>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.3") 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:

An Introduction to biovizBase PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Infrastructure, Preprocessing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.50.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.9 (R-2.14) (12.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0), methods
Imports grDevices, stats, scales, Hmisc, RColorBrewer, dichromat, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors(>= 0.23.19), IRanges(>= 1.99.28), GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.5.14), GenomicRanges(>= 1.23.21), SummarizedExperiment, Biostrings(>= 2.33.11), Rsamtools(>= 1.17.28), GenomicAlignments(>= 1.1.16), GenomicFeatures(>= 1.21.19), AnnotationDbi, VariantAnnotation(>= 1.11.4), ensembldb(>= 1.99.13), AnnotationFilter(>= 0.99.8), rlang
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Suggests BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene, BSgenome, rtracklayer, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v75, RUnit
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Depends On Me CAFE, qrqc
Imports Me BubbleTree, ChIPexoQual, ggbio, Gviz, karyoploteR, Pviz, qrqc, Rqc
Suggests Me CINdex, derfinderPlot, NanoStringNCTools, R3CPET, regionReport, StructuralVariantAnnotation
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Source Package biovizBase_1.50.0.tar.gz
Windows Binary biovizBase_1.50.0.zip
macOS Binary (x86_64) biovizBase_1.50.0.tgz
macOS Binary (arm64) biovizBase_1.50.0.tgz
Source Repository git clone https://git.bioconductor.org/packages/biovizBase
Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone git@git.bioconductor.org:packages/biovizBase
Bioc Package Browser https://code.bioconductor.org/browse/biovizBase/
Package Short Url https://bioconductor.org/packages/biovizBase/
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