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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 and SeuratObject. 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

Maintainer: Saskia Freytag <saskia.freytag at perkins.uwa.edu.au>

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.


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

multi_modal_schex HTML R Script
picking_the_right_resolution HTML R Script
Seurat_schex HTML R Script
shiny_schhex HTML R Script
using_schex HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DimensionReduction, 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), Seurat, ggplot2 (>= 3.2.1), shiny
Imports hexbin, stats, methods, cluster, dplyr, entropy, ggforce, scales, grid, concaveman
System Requirements
URL https://github.com/SaskiaFreytag/schex
Bug Reports https://github.com/SaskiaFreytag/schex/issues
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Suggests ggrepel, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (>= 2.1.0), covr, TENxPBMCData, scater, shinydashboard, iSEE, igraph, scran
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Source Package schex_1.17.0.tar.gz
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