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LoupeR package

10x Genomics' LoupeR is an R package that works with Seurat objects to create a Loupe Browser file. The Loupe Browser file can then be imported into Loupe Browser v7.0 for data visualization and further exploration.

Learn more about LoupeR package

LoupeR is available for download on the 10x Genomics LoupeR GitHub page


Explore the walk-through Loupe Browser tutorials for inspecting and investigating your Chromium Single Cell and Visium Spatial data.

System Requirements


  • Windows 10 (64-bit) or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • SSD storage highly recommended
  • Updated video/display drivers recommended
  • 100% scaling display setting recommended


  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • SSD storage highly recommended
  • Default display settings recommended

Performance Notes

  • When analyzing large single cell datasets (100k+ cells), 16GB RAM and a quad core processor are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Loupe Browser 6.0 is compatible with .cloupe files produced by Cell Ranger 1.3+ and can import .vloupe files (VDJ clonotypes) produced by Cell Ranger 2.0+



Loupe Browser for Windows is distributed as a self-installing .exe file. Double-click on the downloaded file to install.


Follow the prompt to choose an installation folder. After installation, open Loupe Browser by double-clicking on the desktop icon, or double-clicking on a .cloupe file on your computer.


Loupe Browser for Mac is distributed as a .dmg file. Double-click to open the file. Then install Loupe by dragging the Loupe icon into the Applications folder. Open Loupe Browser by double-clicking on the app icon.


Loupe Browser can then be opened within the Applications folder or by double-clicking the Loupe Browser icon on the desktop.