Basic graphic utilities for visualization of genomic data.

Bioconductor version: 2.9

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 Infrastructure, Visualization, Bioinformatics, Preprocessing
Depends R (>= 2.10), methods
Imports methods, scales, RColorBrewer, dichromat, IRanges, GenomicRanges, Biostrings
Suggests BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene, BSgenome, rtracklayer, GenomicFeatures, Rsamtools
System Requirements
License Artistic-2.0
Depends On Me ggbio
Imports Me ggbio
Suggests Me
Version 1.0.4
Since Bioconductor 2.9 (R-2.14)

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