Basic graphic utilities for visualization of genomic data.

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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, Michael Lawrence, Dianne Cook

Maintainer: Tengfei Yin <yintengfei at>

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PDF R Script An Introduction to biovizBase
PDF intro-shrink-single.pdf
PDF intro-shrinkageFun.pdf
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews Bioinformatics, Infrastructure, Preprocessing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.6.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.9 (R-2.14)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.10), methods
Imports methods, stats, grDevices, scales, Hmisc, RColorBrewer, dichromat, BiocGenerics, IRanges, GenomicRanges, Biostrings, Rsamtools, GenomicFeatures
Suggests BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene, BSgenome, rtracklayer
System Requirements
Depends On Me qrqc
Imports Me Gviz, qrqc
Suggests Me

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