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

flowBeads: Analysis of flow bead data

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

This package extends flowCore to provide functionality specific to bead data. One of the goals of this package is to automate analysis of bead data for the purpose of normalisation.

Author: Nikolas Pontikos

Maintainer: Nikolas Pontikos <n.pontikos at>

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


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:

Analysis of Flow Cytometry Bead Data PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews CellBasedAssays, FlowCytometry, ImmunoOncology, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.43.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.13 (R-3.0) (10.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.15.0), methods, Biobase, rrcov, flowCore
Imports flowCore, rrcov, knitr, xtable
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