Schex avoids overplotting for large single cell RNA-sequencing datasets

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SUMMARY: Due to the scale and sparsity of single cell RNA-sequencing data, traditional plots can obscure vital information. Our R package schex overcomes this by implementing hexagonal binning, which has the additional advantages of improving speed and reducing storage for resulting plots.

AVAILABILITY: schex is freely available from Bioconductor via and its development version can be accessed on GitHub via

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2292
Number of pages2
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Issue number7
Early online date3 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


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