A visualization grammar and a GPU-accelerated rendering engine for genomic (and other) data.
Use GenomeSpy to make your own visualizations!
GenomeSpy builds upon the concepts originally introduced in
The Grammar Of Graphics.
The provided building blocks allow users to build bespoke, interactive genomic visualizations
that can be embedded on web pages or applications.
The carefully crafted GPU-accelerated rendering engine guarantees smoothly animated interactions
and a pleasant user experience. Scroll down for live examples.
The Building Blocks
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Layering rule and point marks to create a lollipop plot.
Using the rect mark to create a bar chart.
A heatmap with labels.
Visualizing a miserably failed t-SNE attempt. A scatter plot with one and a half
million points decorated with some annotations.
A Manhattan plot for Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS).
Multiple sequence alignment. Loading data from a fasta file and
displaying it as a scrollable heatmap and a sequence logo.
An example of structural variation and segmented copy-numbers.
Displaying copy-number segmentations together with the raw
SNPs. The visualization replicates the plot produced by ASCAT,
but does it interactively.
A number of cell-line samples with segmented copy numbers,
loss of heterozygosity, and SNPs and INDELs.
Copy-numbers and SNPs of 1097 TCGA breast cancer samples.
SegmentModel Spy. Visualize GATK's copy-number segment models together
with read and allelic counts. Uses GenomeSpy as a visualization library.