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

Shiny app GUI wrapper for ggplot with built-in statistical analysis

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

A shiny app-based GUI wrapper for ggplot with built-in statistical analysis. Import data from file and use dropdown menus and checkboxes to specify the plotting variables, graph type, and look of your plots. Once created, plots can be saved independently or stored in a report that can be saved as a pdf. If new data are added to the file, the report can be refreshed to include new data. Statistical tests can be selected and added to the graphs. Analysis of flow cytometry data is especially integrated with plotGrouper. Count data can be transformed to return the absolute number of cells in a sample (this feature requires inclusion of the number of beads per sample and information about any dilution performed).

Author: John D. Gagnon [aut, cre]

Maintainer: John D. Gagnon <john.gagnon.42 at>

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


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:

plotGrouper HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, FlowCytometry, GUI, GraphAndNetwork, ImmunoOncology, MultipleComparison, Software, StatisticalMethod
Version 1.23.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.8 (R-3.5) (5.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 3.5)
Imports ggplot2 (>= 3.0.0), dplyr (>= 0.7.6), tidyr (>= 0.2.0), tibble (>= 1.4.2), stringr (>= 1.3.1), readr (>= 1.1.1), readxl (>= 1.1.0), scales (>= 1.0.0), stats, grid, gridExtra (>= 2.3), egg (>= 0.4.0), gtable (>= 0.2.0), ggpubr (>= 0.1.8), shiny (>= 1.1.0), shinythemes (>= 1.1.1), colourpicker (>= 1.0), magrittr (>= 1.5), Hmisc (>= 4.1.1), rlang (>= 0.2.2)
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