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Loading and annotation RNA-Seq counts matrices

Bioconductor version: Release (3.18)

PhantasusLite – a lightweight package with helper functions of general interest extracted from phantasus package. In parituclar it simplifies working with public RNA-seq datasets from GEO by providing access to the remote HSDS repository with the precomputed gene counts from ARCHS4 and DEE2 projects.

Author: Rita Sablina [aut], Maxim Kleverov [aut], Alexey Sergushichev [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Alexey Sergushichev <alsergbox at>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.3") 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:

phantasusLite tutorial HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews GeneExpression, RNASeq, Software, Transcriptomics
Version 1.0.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (< 6 months)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.3)
Imports data.table, rhdf5client(>= 1.21.5), httr, stringr, stats, utils, Biobase, methods
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