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

R interface to Bio-Formats

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

An R package which interfaces the OME Bio-Formats Java library to allow reading of proprietary microscopy image data and metadata.

Author: Andrzej Oleś [aut, cre] , John Lee [ctb]

Maintainer: Andrzej Oleś <andrzej.oles at>

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


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:

RBioFormats: an R interface to the Bio-Formats library HTML R Script
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biocViews DataImport, Software
Version 1.5.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.17 (R-4.3) (1 year)
License GPL-3
Imports EBImage, methods, rJava (>= 0.9-6), S4Vectors, stats
System Requirements Java (>= 1.7)
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