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Functionality for Mass Spectrometry Features

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The MsFeature package defines functionality for Mass Spectrometry features. This includes functions to group (LC-MS) features based on some of their properties, such as retention time (coeluting features), or correlation of signals across samples. This packge hence allows to group features, and its results can be used as an input for the `QFeatures` package which allows to aggregate abundance levels of features within each group. This package defines concepts and functions for base and common data types, implementations for more specific data types are expected to be implemented in the respective packages (such as e.g. `xcms`). All functionality of this package is implemented in a modular way which allows combination of different grouping approaches and enables its re-use in other R packages.

Author: Johannes Rainer [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Johannes Rainer <Johannes.Rainer at>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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:

Grouping Mass Spectrometry Features HTML R Script
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biocViews Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Software
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports methods, ProtGenerics(>= 1.23.5), MsCoreUtils, SummarizedExperiment, stats
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