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flowCore: Basic structures for flow cytometry data

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Provides S4 data structures and basic functions to deal with flow cytometry data.

Author: B Ellis [aut], Perry Haaland [aut], Florian Hahne [aut], Nolwenn Le Meur [aut], Nishant Gopalakrishnan [aut], Josef Spidlen [aut], Mike Jiang [aut, cre], Greg Finak [aut], Samuel Granjeaud [ctb]

Maintainer: Mike Jiang <mike at>

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biocViews CellBasedAssays, FlowCytometry, ImmunoOncology, Infrastructure, Software
Version 2.16.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.0 (R-2.5) (17 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0)
Imports Biobase, BiocGenerics(>= 0.29.2), grDevices, graphics, methods, stats, utils, stats4, Rcpp, matrixStats, cytolib(>= 2.13.1), S4Vectors
System Requirements GNU make, C++11
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Suggests Rgraphviz, flowViz, flowStats(>= 3.43.4), testthat, flowWorkspace, flowWorkspaceData, openCyto, knitr, ggcyto, gridExtra
Linking To cpp11, BH (>=, cytolib, RProtoBufLib
Depends On Me flowBeads, flowBin, flowClean, flowCut, flowFP, flowMatch, flowTime, flowTrans, flowViz, flowVS, ggcyto, immunoClust, infinityFlow, ncdfFlow, HDCytoData, healthyFlowData, highthroughputassays
Imports Me CATALYST, cmapR, cyanoFilter, cydar, cytofQC, CytoMDS, cytoMEM, CytoML, CytoPipeline, CytoPipelineGUI, ddPCRclust, diffcyt, flowAI, flowBeads, flowCHIC, flowClust, flowDensity, flowGate, flowMeans, flowPloidy, FlowSOM, flowSpecs, flowStats, flowTrans, flowViz, flowWorkspace, GateFinder, MAPFX, MetaCyto, PeacoQC, scDataviz, scifer, Sconify
Suggests Me COMPASS, flowPeaks, flowPloidyData, hypergate, segmenTier
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