Question: Fold Change and LogFC
gravatar for rkp
18 months ago by
rkp0 wrote:

Hi everyone,

What is the difference between Fold Change and LogFC?. Why it is important?

Thanking you.

Kind regards,

microarray limma • 296 views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 18 months ago by James W. MacDonald50k • written 18 months ago by rkp0
Answer: Fold Change and LogFC
gravatar for James W. MacDonald
18 months ago by
United States
James W. MacDonald50k wrote:

To answer your question requires a tautology. The difference between fold change and log fold change is in the latter case the fold change has been logged. It's not important per se; it arises because most high throughput data tends to be highly right skewed, and taking logs helps with that.

ADD COMMENTlink written 18 months ago by James W. MacDonald50k
Please log in to add an answer.


Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
Powered by Biostar version 16.09
Traffic: 285 users visited in the last hour