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Singular Value Decomposition for Bioconductor Packages

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Implements exact and approximate methods for singular value decomposition and principal components analysis, in a framework that allows them to be easily switched within Bioconductor packages or workflows. Where possible, parallelization is achieved using the BiocParallel framework.

Author: Aaron Lun [aut, cre, cph]

Maintainer: Aaron Lun <infinite.monkeys.with.keyboards at>

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


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

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


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. SVD and PCA HTML R Script
2. Matrix classes HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DimensionReduction, PrincipalComponent, Software
Version 1.20.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.9 (R-3.6) (5 years)
License GPL-3
Imports BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, Matrix, methods, utils, DelayedArray, BiocParallel, ScaledMatrix, irlba, rsvd, Rcpp, beachmat
System Requirements C++17
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Suggests testthat, BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, ResidualMatrix
Linking To Rcpp, beachmat
Depends On Me OSCA.advanced, OSCA.basic, OSCA.multisample, OSCA.workflows
Imports Me batchelor, BayesSpace, clusterExperiment, COTAN, DelayedTensor, Dino, GSVA, miloR, mumosa, NanoMethViz, NewWave, PCAtools, SCArray, SCArray.sat, scater, scDblFinder, scMerge, scran, scry, SingleR, velociraptor
Suggests Me alabaster.matrix, chihaya, ResidualMatrix, ScaledMatrix, spatialHeatmap, splatter, Voyager, HCAData
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Source Package BiocSingular_1.20.0.tar.gz
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macOS Binary (arm64) BiocSingular_1.20.0.tgz
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