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This is the development version of tidySpatialExperiment; to use it, please install the devel version of Bioconductor.

Brings SpatialExperiment to the tidyverse

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

tidySpatialExperiment provides a bridge between the SpatialExperiment package and the tidyverse ecosystem. It creates an invisible layer that allows you to interact with a SpatialExperiment object as if it were a tibble; enabling the use of functions from dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2 and plotly. But, underneath, your data remains a SpatialExperiment object.

Author: William Hutchison [aut, cre] , Stefano Mangiola [aut]

Maintainer: William Hutchison <hutchison.w at>

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


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.


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biocViews GeneExpression, Infrastructure, RNASeq, Sequencing, SingleCell, Software, Spatial, Transcriptomics
Version 0.99.20
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.19 (R-4.4)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.3.0), SpatialExperiment, tidySingleCellExperiment
Imports ttservice, SummarizedExperiment, SingleCellExperiment, BiocGenerics, Matrix, S4Vectors, methods, utils, pkgconfig, tibble, dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, magrittr, rlang, purrr, stringr, vctrs, tidyselect, pillar, cli, fansi, lifecycle
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