PDV: an integrative proteomics data viewer

Bioinformatics. 2019 Apr 1;35(7):1249-1251. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty770.


Summary: Data visualization plays critical roles in proteomics studies, ranging from quality control of MS/MS data to validation of peptide identification results. Herein, we present PDV, an integrative proteomics data viewer that can be used to visualize a wide range of proteomics data, including database search results, de novo sequencing results, proteogenomics files, MS/MS data in mzML/mzXML format and data from public proteomics repositories. PDV is a lightweight visualization tool that enables intuitive and fast exploration of diverse, large-scale proteomics datasets on standard desktop computers in both graphical user interface and command line modes.

Availability and implementation: PDV software and the user manual are freely available at http://pdv.zhang-lab.org. The source code is available at https://github.com/wenbostar/PDV and is released under the GPL-3 license.

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Peptides
  • Proteomics*
  • Software
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry


  • Peptides