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Plot customizable linear genomes displaying arbitrary data

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

karyoploteR creates karyotype plots of arbitrary genomes and offers a complete set of functions to plot arbitrary data on them. It mimicks many R base graphics functions coupling them with a coordinate change function automatically mapping the chromosome and data coordinates into the plot coordinates. In addition to the provided data plotting functions, it is easy to add new ones.

Author: Bernat Gel [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Bernat Gel <bgel at>

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


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

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


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To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

karyoploteR vignette HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews ChIPSeq, CopyNumberVariation, Coverage, DNASeq, DataImport, MethylSeq, OneChannel, Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.30.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (7 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.4), regioneR, GenomicRanges, methods
Imports regioneR, GenomicRanges, IRanges, Rsamtools, stats, graphics, memoise, rtracklayer, GenomeInfoDb, S4Vectors, biovizBase, digest, bezier, GenomicFeatures, bamsignals, AnnotationDbi, grDevices, VariantAnnotation
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Depends On Me CopyNumberPlots
Imports Me CNVfilteR, CNViz, multicrispr
Suggests Me Category, EpiMix, UPDhmm, MitoHEAR
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