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A Grammar-based Toolkit for Scalable and Interactive Genomics Data Visualization



Gosling scales from whole genomes to single nucleotides via semantic zooming that updates visual encodings dynamically and by using the rendering and data access capabilities of our HiGlass genomics visualization framework.


Gosling is designed to be expressive enough to generate pretty much any visualization of genome-mapped data, which we accomplished by basing the grammar on our taxonomy of (epi)genomics data visualizations.


Gosling has intuitive and effective user interactions built in, including zooming and panning and brushing and linking. This enables flexible visualizations that cover a wide range of visual analysis scenarios, like overview + detail views with brushes or comparative views.