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

adverSCarial, generate and analyze the vulnerability of scRNA-seq classifiers to adversarial attacks

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

adverSCarial is an R Package designed for generating and analyzing the vulnerability of scRNA-seq classifiers to adversarial attacks. The package is versatile and provides a format for integrating any type of classifier. It offers functions for studying and generating two types of attacks, single gene attack and max change attack. The single gene attack involves making a small modification to the input to alter the classification. The max change attack involves making a large modification to the input without changing its classification. The package provides a comprehensive solution for evaluating the robustness of scRNA-seq classifiers against adversarial attacks.

Author: Ghislain FIEVET [aut, cre] , S├ębastien HERGALANT [aut]

Maintainer: Ghislain FIEVET <ghislain.fievet at>

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


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:

Vign01_adverSCarial HTML R Script
Vign02_overView_analysis HTML R Script
Vign03_adaptClassifier HTML
Vign04_advRandWalkMinChange HTML
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Classification, SingleCell, Software, Transcriptomics
Version 1.3.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (0.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Imports gtools, S4Vectors, methods, DelayedArray
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