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Easy single cell analysis platform for enrichment

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

A bridging R package to facilitate gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) in the context of single-cell RNA sequencing. Using raw count information, Seurat objects, or SingleCellExperiment format, users can perform and visualize GSEA across individual cells.

Author: Nick Borcherding [aut, cre], Jared Andrews [aut]

Maintainer: Nick Borcherding <ncborch at gmail.com>

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biocViews Annotation, Classification, GeneSetEnrichment, GeneSignaling, Pathways, Sequencing, SingleCell, Software
Version 1.13.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (3.5 years)
License GPL-2
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports grDevices, dplyr, ggplot2, GSEABase, GSVA, SingleCellExperiment, ggridges, msigdbr, stats, BiocParallel, Matrix, UCell, broom, reshape2, patchwork, MatrixGenerics, utils, rlang, stringr, data.table, SummarizedExperiment, methods
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Suggests Seurat, SeuratObject, knitr, rmarkdown, markdown, BiocStyle, testthat, dittoSeq(>= 1.1.2)
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