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This is the development version of alabaster; for the stable release version, see alabaster.

Umbrella for the Alabaster Framework

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

Umbrella for the alabaster suite, providing a single-line import for all alabaster.* packages. Installing this package ensures that all known alabaster.* packages are also installed, avoiding problems with missing packages when a staging method or loading function is dynamically requested. Obviously, this comes at the cost of needing to install more packages, so advanced users and application developers may prefer to install the required alabaster.* packages individually.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at>

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


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.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

alabaster umbrella HTML R Script
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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, Software
Version 1.5.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.17 (R-4.3) (1 year)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends alabaster.base
Imports alabaster.matrix, alabaster.ranges,, alabaster.sce, alabaster.spatial, alabaster.string, alabaster.vcf, alabaster.bumpy, alabaster.mae
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