DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.ggcyto  

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

Visualize Cytometry data with ggplot

Bioconductor version: Development (3.18)

With the dedicated fortify method implemented for flowSet, ncdfFlowSet and GatingSet classes, both raw and gated flow cytometry data can be plotted directly with ggplot. ggcyto wrapper and some customed layers also make it easy to add gates and population statistics to the plot.

Author: Mike Jiang

Maintainer: Mike Jiang <mike at>

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biocViews CellBasedAssays, FlowCytometry, ImmunoOncology, Infrastructure, Software, Visualization
Version 1.29.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.3 (R-3.3) (7.5 years)
License file LICENSE
Depends methods, ggplot2 (>= 3.4.2), flowCore(>= 1.41.5), ncdfFlow(>= 2.17.1), flowWorkspace(>= 4.13.1)
Imports plyr, scales, hexbin, data.table, RColorBrewer, gridExtra, rlang
Suggests testthat, flowWorkspaceData, knitr, rmarkdown, flowStats, openCyto, flowViz, ggridges, vdiffr
Depends On Me flowGate
Imports Me CytoML, CytoPipeline
Suggests Me CATALYST, flowCore, flowStats, flowTime, flowWorkspace, openCyto
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