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Cluster analysis of Spatial Transcriptomics data

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

SpatialCPie is an R package designed to facilitate cluster evaluation for spatial transcriptomics data by providing intuitive visualizations that display the relationships between clusters in order to guide the user during cluster identification and other downstream applications. The package is built around a shiny "gadget" to allow the exploration of the data with multiple plots in parallel and an interactive UI. The user can easily toggle between different cluster resolutions in order to choose the most appropriate visual cues.

Author: Joseph Bergenstraahle [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Joseph Bergenstraahle <joseph.bergenstrahle at>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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:

SpatialCPie HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Clustering, RNASeq, Software, Transcriptomics
Version 1.20.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.9 (R-3.6) (5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 3.6)
Imports colorspace (>= 1.3-2), data.table (>= 1.12.2), digest (>= 0.6.21), dplyr (>= 0.7.6), ggforce (>= 0.3.0), ggiraph (>= 0.5.0), ggplot2 (>= 3.0.0), ggrepel (>= 0.8.0), grid (>= 3.5.1), igraph (>= 1.2.2), lpSolve (>= 5.6.13), methods (>= 3.5.0), purrr (>= 0.2.5), readr (>= 1.1.1), rlang (>= 0.2.2), shiny (>= 1.1.0), shinycssloaders (>= 0.2.0), shinyjs (>= 1.0), shinyWidgets (>= 0.4.8), stats (>= 3.6.0), SummarizedExperiment(>= 1.10.1), tibble (>= 1.4.2), tidyr (>= 0.8.1), tidyselect (>= 0.2.4), tools (>= 3.6.0), utils (>= 3.5.0), zeallot (>= 0.1.0)
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