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R package implementing the Cytoscape Exchange (CX) format

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Create, handle, validate, visualize and convert networks in the Cytoscape exchange (CX) format to standard data types and objects. The package also provides conversion to and from objects of iGraph and graphNEL. The CX format is also used by the NDEx platform, a online commons for biological networks, and the network visualization software Cytocape.

Author: Florian Auer [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Florian Auer <florian.auer at>

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


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:

01. RCX - an R package implementing the Cytoscape Exchange (CX) format HTML R Script
02. Creating RCX from scratch HTML R Script
03. Extending the RCX Data Model HTML R Script
Appendix: The RCX and CX Data Model HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Network, Pathways, Software
Version 1.8.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.2.0)
Imports jsonlite, plyr, igraph, methods
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