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

GenomicDistributions: fast analysis of genomic intervals with Bioconductor

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

If you have a set of genomic ranges, this package can help you with visualization and comparison. It produces several kinds of plots, for example: Chromosome distribution plots, which visualize how your regions are distributed over chromosomes; feature distance distribution plots, which visualizes how your regions are distributed relative to a feature of interest, like Transcription Start Sites (TSSs); genomic partition plots, which visualize how your regions overlap given genomic features such as promoters, introns, exons, or intergenic regions. It also makes it easy to compare one set of ranges to another.

Author: Kristyna Kupkova [aut, cre], Jose Verdezoto [aut], Tessa Danehy [aut], John Lawson [aut], Jose Verdezoto [aut], Michal Stolarczyk [aut], Jason Smith [aut], Bingjie Xue [aut], Sophia Rogers [aut], John Stubbs [aut], Nathan C. Sheffield [aut]

Maintainer: Kristyna Kupkova <kristynakupkova at>

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


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

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

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


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:

1. Getting started with GenomicDistributions HTML R Script
2. Full power GenomicDistributions HTML
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Coverage, DataRepresentation, FunctionalGenomics, GenomeAnnotation, GenomeAssembly, Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.13.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.0), IRanges, GenomicRanges
Imports data.table, ggplot2, reshape2, methods, utils, Biostrings, plyr, dplyr, scales, broom, GenomeInfoDb, stats
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Suggests AnnotationFilter, rtracklayer, testthat, knitr, BiocStyle, rmarkdown, GenomicDistributionsData
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Enhances BSgenome, extrafont, ensembldb, GenomicFeatures
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