circlize protocols

circlize specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_04658
Name circlize
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.4.3
Stability Stable
Requirements graphics
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Zuguang Gu <>
  • person_outline Benedikt Brors <>

Publication for circlize

circlize IN pipeline

PMCID: 5882890
PMID: 29615742
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23860-y

[…] binding sites14–16 were analysed with bedtools53 (v2.25.0). correlations were calculated using spearman’s rho. beanplots were drawn using the ‘beanplot’ package54, the circular charts using the ‘circlize’-package55 and the sankey-diagram using the ‘rcharts’-package ( all other figures were produced using custom in-house r-scripts., , electronic […]

circlize institution(s)
Division of Theoretical Bioinformatics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology (DKFZ-HIPO) and Department for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB) and BioQuant Center, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
circlize funding source(s)
Supported by DKFZ-Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology (DKFZ-HIPO).

circlize review

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Anamaria Elek

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Circos is an excellent way to visualise large amount of data, and I find circlize to be the best interface for making these plots in R, because it is most adaptable among the several existing packages with the same purpose.