scfind: A search tool for single cell RNA-seq data by gene lists

Recently a very large collection of single-cell RNA-seq (scRNA-seq) datasets has been generated and publicly released. For the collection to be useful, the information must be organized in a way that supports queries that are relevant to researchers. `scfind` builds an index from scRNA-seq datasets which organizes the information in a suitable and compact manner so that the datasets can be very efficiently searched for either cells or cell types in which a given list of genes is expressed.

Package details

AuthorVladimir Kiselev
Bioconductor views DataRepresentation GeneExpression ImmunoOncology RNASeq Sequencing SingleCell Software Transcription Transcriptomics
MaintainerVladimir Kiselev <>
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Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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scfind documentation built on April 28, 2020, 7:01 p.m.