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R wrapper for the python openTSNE library

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Provides an R wrapper for the implementation of FI-tSNE from the python package openTNSE. See Poličar et al. (2019) and the algorithm described by Linderman et al. (2018) .

Author: Alan O'Callaghan [aut, cre], Aaron Lun [aut]

Maintainer: Alan O'Callaghan <alan.ocallaghan at>

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biocViews DimensionReduction, Sequencing, SingleCell, Software, Visualization
Version 1.14.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (3.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.0.0)
Imports basilisk, reticulate, irlba, stats, assertthat
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