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This is the development version of CardinalIO; for the stable release version, see CardinalIO.

Read and write mass spectrometry imaging files

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

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))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


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:

Parsing and writing imzML files HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, ImagingMassSpectrometry, Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Software
Version 1.3.0
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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