1 Class structure

1.1 Introduction

The SpatialExperiment class is an R/Bioconductor S4 class for storing data from spatially resolved transcriptomics (ST) experiments. The class extends the SingleCellExperiment class for single-cell data to support storage and retrieval of additional information from spot-based and molecule-based ST platforms, including spatial coordinates, images, and image metadata. A specialized constructor function is included for data from the 10x Genomics Visium platform.

The following schematic illustrates the SpatialExperiment class structure.