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

Import Visium data from the 10X Space Ranger pipeline

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

The package allows users to readily import spatial data obtained from either the 10X website or from the Space Ranger pipeline. Supported formats include tar.gz, h5, and mtx files. Multiple files can be imported at once with *List type of functions. The package represents data mainly as SpatialExperiment objects.

Author: Marcel Ramos [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Marcel Ramos <marcel.ramos at>

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


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:

VisiumIO Quick Start Guide HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, SingleCell, Software, Spatial
Version 1.1.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.19 (R-4.4) (< 6 months)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.4.0), TENxIO
Imports BiocBaseUtils, BiocGenerics, BiocIO, jsonlite, methods, S4Vectors, SpatialExperiment, SummarizedExperiment
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