ChromstaR is a versatile ChIP-seq analysis suite with the following features:

ChromstaR is a powerful tool for any type of ChIP-seq analysis. For instance, you can use it to find bivalent promoters, poised enhancers etc. between two or more experimental conditions. It implements high-quality peak calling for broad and narrow marks and enables combinatorial and differential chromatin state analysis. It provides ready-to-use functions for any type of enrichment analysis and results can easily be assessed in a genome browser. The method is described here and a tutorial is available here.

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Stable release version from Bioconductor

To install the current stable version from Bioconductor, please visit and follow the provided instructions. We advise to use the development version at this point, since chromstaR is still actively developed and the latest features are only available in the development version.

Development version from Github

To install the development version from Github, follow the steps given below. The installation has only been tested on Ubuntu so far, if you need to install on Windows or Mac additional steps might be necessary (e.g. installation of Rtools from

  1. Install a recent version of R (>=3.3.0) from
  2. Optional: For ease of use, install Rstudio from
  3. Open R and install all dependencies. Please ensure that you have writing permissions to install packages. Execute the following lines one by one:

install.packages("devtools") source("") biocLite(c("GenomicRanges","GenomicAlignments","bamsignals")) library(devtools) install_github("ataudt/chromstaRData") install_github("ataudt/chromstaR") #### Or alternatively if the above line doesn't work: install_git("git://", branch = "master") install_git("git://", branch = "master")

How to use chromstaR

Please refer to the vignette for tutorials on all chromstaR features.

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chromstaR documentation built on Nov. 17, 2017, 9:01 a.m.