DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.InteractiveComplexHeatmap    

Make Interactive Complex Heatmaps

Bioconductor version: Release (3.14)

This package can easily make heatmaps which are produced by the ComplexHeatmap package into interactive applications. It provides two types of interactivities: 1. on the interactive graphics device, and 2. on a Shiny app. It also provides functions for integrating the interactive heatmap widgets for more complex Shiny app development.

Author: Zuguang Gu [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Zuguang Gu < at>

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HTML R Script 1. How to visualize heatmaps interactively
HTML R Script 2. How interactive complex heatmap is implemented
HTML R Script 3. Functions for Shiny app development
HTML R Script 4. Decorations on heatmaps
HTML R Script 5. Interactivate heatmaps indirectly generated by pheatmap(), heatmap.2() and heatmap()
HTML R Script 6. A Shiny app for visualizing DESeq2 results
HTML R Script 7. Implement interactive heatmap from scratch
HTML R Script 8. Share interactive heatmaps to collaborators
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biocViews Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.2.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (0.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.0.0)
Imports ComplexHeatmap(>= 2.7.10), grDevices, stats, shiny, grid, GetoptLong, S4Vectors(>= 0.26.1), digest, IRanges, kableExtra (>= 1.3.1), utils, svglite, htmltools, clisymbols, jsonlite, RColorBrewer, fontawesome
Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, EnrichedHeatmap, GenomicRanges, data.table, circlize, GenomicFeatures, tidyverse, tidyHeatmap, cluster,, simplifyEnrichment, GO.db, SC3, GOexpress, SingleCellExperiment, scater, gplots, pheatmap, airway, DESeq2, DT, cola, BiocManager, gridtext, HilbertCurve(>= 1.21.1), shinydashboard, SummarizedExperiment, pkgndep, ks
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