DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.RCy3    

This package is for version 3.9 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see RCy3.

Functions to Access and Control Cytoscape

Bioconductor version: 3.9

Vizualize, analyze and explore networks using Cytoscape via R.

Author: Alex Pico [aut, cre] , Tanja Muetze [aut], Paul Shannon [aut], Ruth Isserlin [ctb], Shraddha Pai [ctb], Julia Gustavsen [ctb], Georgi Kolishovski [ctb]

Maintainer: Alex Pico <alex.pico at gladstone.ucsf.edu>

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HTML R Script 01. Overview of RCy3 ~25 min
HTML R Script 02. Cytoscape and igraph ~5 min
HTML R Script 03. Cytoscape and graphNEL ~5 min
HTML R Script 04. Importing data ~5 min
HTML R Script 05. Network functions and visualization ~15 min
HTML R Script 06. Cancer networks and data ~40 min
HTML R Script 07. Identifier mapping ~20 min
HTML R Script 08. Upgrading existing scripts ~15 min
HTML R Script 09. Cytoscape and NDEx ~20 min
HTML R Script 10. Group nodes ~15 min
HTML R Script 11. Custom Graphics and Labels ~10 min
HTML R Script 12. Filtering Networks ~10 min
HTML R Script 13. Phylogenetic Trees ~3 min
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biocViews GraphAndNetwork, Network, Software, ThirdPartyClient, Visualization
Version 2.4.6
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.2 (R-3.2) (4 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Imports httr, methods, RJSONIO, XML, utils, BiocGenerics, igraph, stats, graph, R.utils
Suggests RUnit, BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown
SystemRequirements Cytoscape (>= 3.7.1), CyREST (>= 3.8.0)
URL https://github.com/cytoscape/RCy3
BugReports https://github.com/cytoscape/RCy3/issues
Depends On Me
Imports Me categoryCompare, NCIgraph
Suggests Me graphite, rScudo
Links To Me
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Source Package RCy3_2.4.6.tar.gz
Windows Binary RCy3_2.4.6.zip
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Source Repository git clone https://git.bioconductor.org/packages/RCy3
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