DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.Spectra    

This package is for version 3.12 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see Spectra.

Spectra Infrastructure for Mass Spectrometry Data

Bioconductor version: 3.12

The Spectra package defines an efficient infrastructure for storing and handling mass spectrometry spectra and functionality to subset, process, visualize and compare spectra data. It provides different implementations (backends) to store mass spectrometry data. These comprise backends tuned for fast data access and processing and backends for very large data sets ensuring a small memory footprint.

Author: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer [cre], Laurent Gatto [aut] , Johannes Rainer [aut] , Sebastian Gibb [aut]

Maintainer: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer <maintainer at rformassspectrometry.org>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.0") and enter:

if (!requireNamespace("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:



HTML R Script Description and usage of Spectra object
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Software
Version 1.0.5
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (0.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0.0), S4Vectors, BiocParallel, ProtGenerics(>= 1.17.4)
Imports methods, IRanges, MsCoreUtils(>= 1.1.5), graphics, grDevices, stats, tools, utils, fs
Suggests testthat, knitr (>= 1.1.0), msdata(>= 0.19.3), roxygen2, BiocStyle(>= 2.5.19), mzR(>= 2.19.6), rhdf5(>= 2.32.0), rmarkdown, vdiffr, magrittr
URL https://github.com/RforMassSpectrometry/Spectra
BugReports https://github.com/RforMassSpectrometry/Spectra/issues
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me
Links To Me
Build Report  

Package Archives

Follow Installation instructions to use this package in your R session.

Source Package Spectra_1.0.5.tar.gz
Windows Binary Spectra_1.0.5.zip
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) Spectra_1.0.5.tgz
Source Repository git clone https://git.bioconductor.org/packages/Spectra
Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone git@git.bioconductor.org:packages/Spectra
Package Short Url https://bioconductor.org/packages/Spectra/
Package Downloads Report Download Stats

Documentation »


R / CRAN packages and documentation

Support »

Please read the posting guide. Post questions about Bioconductor to one of the following locations: