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Read and write mass spectrometry imaging files

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Fast and efficient reading and writing of mass spectrometry imaging data files. Supports imzML and Analyze 7.5 formats. Provides ontologies for mass spectrometry imaging.

Author: Kylie Ariel Bemis [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Kylie Ariel Bemis <k.bemis at>

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


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

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


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To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Parsing and writing imzML files HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, ImagingMassSpectrometry, Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Software
Version 1.2.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (0.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.3), matter, ontologyIndex
Imports methods, S4Vectors, stats, utils, tools
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