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

Infrastructure for representing and interacting with the gated cytometry

Bioconductor version: Development (3.3)

This package is designed to facilitate comparison of automated gating methods against manual gating done in flowJo. This package allows you to import basic flowJo workspaces into BioConductor and replicate the gating from flowJo using the flowCore functionality. Gating hierarchies, groups of samples, compensation, and transformation are performed so that the output matches the flowJo analysis.

Author: Greg Finak, Mike Jiang

Maintainer: Greg Finak <gfinak at>,Mike Jiang <wjiang2 at>

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biocViews DataImport, DataRepresentation, FlowCytometry, Preprocessing, Software
Version 3.17.44
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.9 (R-2.14) (4.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.16.0), flowCore(>= 1.37.8), flowViz(>= 1.29.27), ncdfFlow(>= 2.17.4), gridExtra
Imports Biobase, BiocGenerics, graph, graphics, lattice, methods, stats, stats4, utils, RBGL, XML, tools, gridExtra, Rgraphviz, data.table, dplyr, latticeExtra, Rcpp, RColorBrewer, stringr, scales
LinkingTo Rcpp, BH (>= 1.60.0-1)
Suggests testthat, flowWorkspaceData, RSVGTipsDevice, knitr, ggcyto
SystemRequirements xml2, GNU make
Depends On Me flowStats, ggcyto, openCyto, QUALIFIER
Imports Me openCyto, QUALIFIER
Suggests Me COMPASS, flowCore
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