Question: import stke pathway xml file into cytoscape
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3.5 years ago by
pengchy410 wrote:


I have downloaded the STKE pathway data from here ( and want to visualize them using cytoscape version 3.2.0. According to the documentation from STKE (, the network was represented using "Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML)-compatible XML format.". However, when I import the network xml file through "File->import->network" and select the file type "SBML file (*.xml)", there is an error window like this:

Can anyone help me out?



Pengcheng Yang

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.4 years ago • written 3.5 years ago by pengchy410

I can reproduce this. Either the SBML file is malformed or there's a bug in the Cytoscape SBML parser. What I also find often with so called XML standards, is that there are different interpretations of them that end up being incompatible. That could also be the case here. If you want to report a bug you can provide the log found in CytoscapeConfiguration/3/framework-cytoscape.log

ADD REPLYlink written 3.5 years ago by Jean-Karim Heriche18k
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3.4 years ago by
pengchy410 wrote:

This problem has been solved and tracked here:

In brief, changing xmlns=”” to xmlns=”” for the pathway files. The annotation data of nodes and edges can be parsed into tabular format and loaded into Cytoscape.


ADD COMMENTlink written 3.4 years ago by pengchy410
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