DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.flowWorkspace    

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

Infrastructure for representing and interacting with gated and ungated cytometry data sets.

Bioconductor version: 3.8

This package is designed to facilitate comparison of automated gating methods against manual gating done in flowJo. This package allows you to import basic flowJo workspaces into BioConductor and replicate the gating from flowJo using the flowCore functionality. Gating hierarchies, groups of samples, compensation, and transformation are performed so that the output matches the flowJo analysis.

Author: Greg Finak, Mike Jiang

Maintainer: Greg Finak <gfinak at fhcrc.org>,Mike Jiang <wjiang2 at fhcrc.org>

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HTML R Script flowWorkspace Introduction: A Package to store and maninpulate gated flow data
HTML R Script How to merge GatingSets
HTML R Script How to plot gated data
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, FlowCytometry, ImmunoOncology, Preprocessing, Software
Version 3.30.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.9 (R-2.14) (7.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.16.0), flowCore(>= 1.45.14), ncdfFlow(>= 2.25.4)
Imports Biobase, BiocGenerics, graph, graphics, grDevices, lattice, methods, stats, stats4, utils, RBGL, XML, tools, gridExtra, Rgraphviz, data.table, dplyr, latticeExtra, Rcpp, RColorBrewer, stringr, scales, flowViz, matrixStats
LinkingTo Rcpp, BH (>= 1.62.0-1), RProtoBufLib(>= 1.3.7), cytolib(>= 1.3.2)
Suggests testthat, flowWorkspaceData, knitr, ggcyto, parallel
SystemRequirements xml2, GNU make, C++11
Depends On Me flowStats, ggcyto, openCyto, QUALIFIER
Imports Me CytoML, flowDensity, ImmuneSpaceR, openCyto, QUALIFIER
Suggests Me COMPASS, flowClust, flowCore
Links To Me
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