DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.ExpressionAtlas    

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

Download datasets from EMBL-EBI Expression Atlas

Bioconductor version: Development (3.8)

This package is for searching for datasets in EMBL-EBI Expression Atlas, and downloading them into R for further analysis. Each Expression Atlas dataset is represented as a SimpleList object with one element per platform. Sequencing data is contained in a SummarizedExperiment object, while microarray data is contained in an ExpressionSet or MAList object.

Author: Maria Keays

Maintainer: Suhaib Mohammed <suhaib at>

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


To install this package, start R and enter:

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
BiocManager::install("ExpressionAtlas", version = "devel")


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biocViews ArrayExpress, ExperimentData, ExpressionData, MicroarrayData, SequencingData, Software
Version 1.9.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.3 (R-3.3) (2.5 years)
License GPL (>= 3)
Depends R (>= 3.2.0), methods, Biobase, SummarizedExperiment, limma, S4Vectors, xml2
Imports utils, XML, httr
Suggests knitr, testthat, rmarkdown
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