DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.ComplexHeatmap    

This package is for version 3.8 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see ComplexHeatmap.

Making Complex Heatmaps

Bioconductor version: 3.8

Complex heatmaps are efficient to visualize associations between different sources of data sets and reveal potential structures. Here the ComplexHeatmap package provides a highly flexible way to arrange multiple heatmaps and supports self-defined annotation graphics.

Author: Zuguang Gu

Maintainer: Zuguang Gu < at>

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HTML R Script 1. Introduction to ComplexHeatmap package
HTML R Script 2. Making a single heatmap
HTML R Script 3. Making a list of Heatmaps
HTML R Script 4. Heatmap Annotations
HTML R Script 5. Heatmap and Annotation Legends
HTML R Script 6. Heatmap Decoration
HTML R Script 7. Interactive with Heatmaps
HTML R Script 8. OncoPrint
HTML R Script 9. More Examples
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biocViews Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.20.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.1 (R-3.2) (4 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 3.1.2), methods, grid, graphics, stats, grDevices
Imports circlize (>= 0.4.1), GetoptLong, colorspace, RColorBrewer, GlobalOptions (>= 0.1.0)
Suggests testthat (>= 0.3), knitr, markdown, cluster, MASS, pvclust, dendsort, HilbertCurve, Cairo, png, jpeg, tiff, fastcluster, dendextend (>= 1.0.1)
Depends On Me EnrichedHeatmap, recoup
Imports Me artMS, BiocOncoTK, CATALYST, COCOA, cytofWorkflow, DEComplexDisease, DEGreport, DEP, diffcyt, ELMER, EnrichmentBrowser, fCCAC, ImpulseDE2, LineagePulse, maftools, MWASTools, PathoStat, singleCellTK, TCGAbiolinks, TCGAWorkflow, YAPSA
Suggests Me gtrellis, HilbertCurve, TimeSeriesExperiment
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