Question: Counts, abundance in Tximport
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4 months ago by
hong0
hong0 wrote:

Hi

I'm using Tximport for assembling transcript level expression data into gene-level expression data

The tool itself works very well

But In the output there are four columns

                abundance"     "counts"        "length"        "countsFromAbundance"

"58SrRNA" 0 0 23.3529 "lengthScaledTPM" "5S_rRNA" 14.57284 3.60305869154167 12.0402593264594 "lengthScaledTPM" "7SK" 5.30782 1.99999704253414 18.3494 "lengthScaledTPM"

I couldn't figure out the exact defnitition of abundance and counts.

Does it mean that the value in counts column is estimated from value in abundance column by the method in countsFromAbundance ?

What column should we accept as gene-level TPM ?

Thanks

Regards

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago • written 4 months ago by hong0

Thanks for you reply Michael

Then how about the counts?

In the Tximport web manual

It's written

"We could alternatively generate counts from abundances, using the argument countsFromAbundance, scaled to library size, "scaledTPM", or additionally scaled using the average transcript length, averaged over samples and to library size, "lengthScaledTPM". Using either of these approaches, the counts are not correlated with length, and so the length matrix should not be provided as an offset for downstream analysis packages."

so that means if we set the countsFromAbundance argument to lengthScaledTPM, Can we accept value in counts column as

lengthscaledTPM ?

Thanks

Regards

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by hong0

Yes

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by Michael Love24k
Answer: Counts, abundance in Tximport
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4 months ago by
Michael Love24k
United States
Michael Love24k wrote:

Abundance is the abundance measure from the software, most often TPM but some software output FPKM. You can check by adding the columns and they should equal 1,000,000.

ADD COMMENTlink written 4 months ago by Michael Love24k
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