clusterProfiler: an R Package for Comparing Biological Themes Among Gene Clusters

May 6, 2012

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Increasing quantitative data generated from transcriptomics and proteomics require integrative strategies for analysis. Here, we present an R package, clusterProfiler that automates the process of biological-term classification and the enrichment analysis of gene clusters. The analysis module and visualization module were combined into a reusable workflow. Currently, clusterProfiler supports three species, including humans, mice, and yeast. Methods provided in this package can be easily extended to other species and ontologies. The clusterProfiler package is released under Artistic-2.0 License within Bioconductor project. The source code and vignette are freely available at

Yu, Guangchuang, Li-Gen Wang, Yanyan Han, and Qing-Yu He. clusterProfiler: An R Package for Comparing Biological Themes Among Gene Clusters. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology 16, no. 5 (May 2012): 284–287.

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