phenoptr contains functions that make it easier to read and analyze data tables and images created by PerkinElmer’s inForm® software.

phenoptr is part of the PerkinElmer Phenoptics™ family of Quantitative Pathology Research Solutions. For more information visit the Phenoptics™ home page.

## Installation

phenoptr requires the R environment for statistical computing, version 3.3.0 or higher. To install R, visit the R download page. The RStudio IDE is highly recommended as well.

3. Start RStudio.
4. Install phenoptr from GitHub. In the RStudio console, copy and paste or type these commands (press Enter after each line):

install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("PerkinElmer/phenoptr", build_vignettes=TRUE)
5. When requested, enter 1 (Yes) to install BiocInstaller.

## Getting Started

These Tutorials introduce the most important features of phenoptr.

For examples showing aggregation across multiple inForm fields and multiple slides, see the Tutorials in the phenoptrExamples package.

### Learning R

R is a powerful and popular environment for data manipulation and statistical analysis. Many learning resources are available online.

phenoptr is designed to work in harmony with packages in the tidyverse.

• A tibble (also known as data_frame) is the preferred representation of tabular data.