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Hexbin plots for single cell omics data

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

Builds hexbin plots for variables and dimension reduction stored in single cell omics data such as SingleCellExperiment. The ideas used in this package are based on the excellent work of Dan Carr, Nicholas Lewin-Koh, Martin Maechler and Thomas Lumley.

Author: Saskia Freytag [aut, cre], Wancheng Tang [ctb], Zimo Peng [ctb], Jingxiu Huang [ctb]

Maintainer: Saskia Freytag <freytag.s at>

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


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.


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biocViews DataImport, DimensionReduction, ImmunoOncology, Sequencing, SingleCell, Software, Visualization
Version 1.17.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.10 (R-3.6) (4.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends SingleCellExperiment(>= 1.7.4), ggplot2 (>= 3.2.1)
Imports hexbin, stats, methods, cluster, dplyr, entropy, ggforce, grid, rlang, concaveman
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