There is no installation required to use the Vitessce web app with your own data! These installation instructions are targeted towards developers who would like to integrate Vitessce into new web apps or libraries.


These are the JavaScript installation instructions.

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Installation with NPM#

Installation requires NodeJS. Vitessce has been tested with NodeJS 14, and should work with versions 8, 10, 12, 13, and 14.

To install Vitessce from NPM, go to your project folder in the terminal, and run:

npm install --save vitessce



NodeJS 14 may require the max_old_space_size option to be increased:

export NODE_OPTIONS=--max_old_space_size=4096