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Reproducible and easy analysis and evaluation of LEGENDplex, CBA, and MACSPlex experiments.

The companies behind the above beadplex systems, provide their own software for the analysis of the generated data. However, the strong dependence on manual interaction make the respective solutions labour insensitive and above all not always reproducible.


From CRAN:


Or the development version from GitLab:

# install.packages("devtools")
# Or with vignettes built
# devtools::install_git("", build_vignettes = TRUE)

beadplexr depends on the nloptr package. During the installation of nloptr on an Unix/Linux system, the nlopt library should be autimatically downloaded and installed. If this fails, installing the library with

sudo apt-get install libnlopt-dev

should make it possible to complete the installation of beadplexr.

Getting started


The package comes with a comprehensive example in the vignette ‘Analysis of LEGENDplex data with beadplexr’:

vignette("legendplex-analysis", package = "beadplexr")

Or read the vignette here.

Citing the package

Please cite as:

Stervbo U, Westhoff TH, Babel N (2018). “beadplexr: Reproducible and automated analysis of multiplex bead assays.” PeerJ, 6, e5794. ISSN 2167-8359, doi: 10.7717/peerj.5794

Get the reference BibTex format here.