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

Collection of spatial transcriptomics datasets in SpatialExperiment Bioconductor format

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

Collection of spatial transcriptomics datasets stored in SpatialExperiment Bioconductor format, for use in examples, demonstrations, and tutorials. The datasets are from several different platforms and have been sourced from various publicly available sources. Several datasets include images and/or reference annotation labels.

Author: Lukas M. Weber [aut, cre] , Yixing E. Dong [aut]

Maintainer: Lukas M. Weber <lmweberedu at>

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biocViews ExperimentData, ExperimentHub, ExpressionData, Homo_sapiens_Data, Mus_musculus_Data, ReproducibleResearch, SingleCellData, SpatialData
Version 1.13.0
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends ExperimentHub, SingleCellExperiment, SpatialExperiment
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