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rCNV: An R package for detecting copy number variants from SNPs data

Piyal Karunarathne, Qiujie Zhou, Klaus Schliep, and Pascal Milesi

rCNV was designed to identify duplicates (CNV) from SNPs data with ease.

For a comprehensive tutorial on the package, go to and navigate to “Get started” where all the functions and usage are explained with ample examples.


  • You can install the development version of rCNV from GitHub with:
    if (!requireNamespace("devtools", quietly = TRUE)) 
    devtools::install_github("piyalkarum/rCNV", build_vignettes = TRUE)

Please don’t forget to cite us if you use the package.

How to cite

  • Karunarathne, P., Zhou, Q., Schliep, K., & Milesi, P. (2022). A new framework for detecting copy number variants from single nucleotide polymorphism data: ‘rCNV’, a versatile R package for paralogs and CNVs detection. BioRxiv, 2022.10.14.512217. doi:10.1101/2022.10.14.512217