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Functions to Access and Control Cytoscape

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Vizualize, analyze and explore networks using Cytoscape via R. Anything you can do using the graphical user interface of Cytoscape, you can now do with a single RCy3 function.

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

Maintainer: Alex Pico <alex.pico at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("RCy3")):


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. 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 HTML R Script
14. Jupyter Bridge and RCy3 ~10 min HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews GraphAndNetwork, Network, Software, ThirdPartyClient, Visualization
Version 2.24.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.2 (R-3.2) (9 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Imports httr, methods, RJSONIO, XML, utils, BiocGenerics, stats, graph, fs, uuid, stringi, glue, RCurl, base64url, base64enc, IRkernel, IRdisplay, RColorBrewer, gplots
System Requirements Cytoscape (>= 3.7.1), CyREST (>= 3.8.0)
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Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, igraph, grDevices
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Depends On Me
Imports Me categoryCompare, CeTF, enrichViewNet, fedup, MetaPhOR, MOGAMUN, NCIgraph, netZooR, regutools, transomics2cytoscape, dendroNetwork, lilikoi, netgsa, ScriptMapR
Suggests Me graphite, netDx, rScudo, sharp
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Follow Installation instructions to use this package in your R session.

Source Package RCy3_2.24.0.tar.gz
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macOS Binary (x86_64) RCy3_2.24.0.tgz
macOS Binary (arm64) RCy3_2.24.0.tgz
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