We are happy you chose to try RnBeads! Installing it is very easy. In essence, all you need to do is start an R session and type the following command:


It executes the installation script we provided on this website that takes care of downloading all dependencies, as well as the RnBeads package itself. For generating reports and plots, please also make sure you have Ghostscript installed on your system. You can find detailed instructions on how to do this here. Be sure to check the FAQ page for questions concerning the installation or if you are unsure about certain steps of the installation.

RnBeads and its companion data packages are compatible with all recent R versions starting from R version 3.0.0.

If you are working with bisulfite sequencing data from the mouse or rat genome or the most recent human genome assembly, you need to install the corresponding data packages from bioconductor as listed below. For example, the following command installs the data package for the mouse genome assembly mm10: