Question: TMM and calcNormFactors: Normalization in baySeq to match edgeR and DESeq

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7.8 years ago by

Gordon Smyth ♦

**38k**Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Gordon Smyth ♦

**38k**wrote:Dear Hilary and Thomas,
The calcNormFactors() argument formerly called "quantile" was renamed
to
"p" in the edgeR package in Bioc-devel on 10 July, because the
quantity is
a probability and not a quantile.
At the same time, the option method="quantile" was renamed to
method="upperquartile", to better match the original terminology for
Bullard et al (2010) paper and to distinguish it from full quantile
normalization now being proposed by a number of authors.
Best wishes
Gordon
> Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:07:31 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Smith, Hilary A" <hilary.smith at="" gatech.edu="">
> To: bioconductor at r-project.org
> Subject: [BioC] TMM and calcNormFactors: Normalization in baySeq to
> match edgeR and DESeq
>
> Hello,
> I'm working on a couple analyses (currently pairwise) for 3'-DGE.
Using
> baySeq, edgeR, and DESeq are yielding different answers;
specifically
> DESeq and baySeq find different subsets of the genes found by edgeR.
In
> trying to isolate the discrepancy, I've been trying to make items
like
> normalization procedures similar to see if that improves congruency,
or
> if the differences merely stem from how the pairwise tests are run
and
> use of bayesian vs. exact-type statistics. I saw that baySeq's
function
> "getLibsizes" can use the edgeR implementation of TMM, but when I
try to
> do this I get an error message about a quantile argument not being
used.
> This error appears whether or not I specify a quantile, and I'm
further
> confused because the edgeR program itself does not require
specifying
> quantiles for its TMM-based calcNormFactors. EdgeR seems to run fine
so
> I think the problem is in the implementation of baySeq; perhaps I'm
> misunderstanding/coding something? Any help is greatly appreciated;
> commands excerpted from an R session are below.
>
>
>> library(baySeq)
>
> Attaching package: 'baySeq'
>
> The following object(s) are masked from 'package:base':
>
> rbind
>
>> library(snow)
>> cl = makeCluster(4, "SOCK")
>> library(edgeR)
>> simData = read.delim(file="2011.11.03counts.txt", header=TRUE)
>> rownames(simData)=simData$CompID
>> simData=simData[,-1]
>> simData=as.matrix(simData)
>> head(simData)
> X1E_F X1E_R X2E_F X2E_R X3E_F X3E_R X1P_F X1P_R X2P_F X2P_R
X3P_F
> comp0 1065 1159 1207 1572 1477 1817 1841 605 1915
1113 1645
> comp1 544 534 341 675 333 739 690 236 502
451 571
> comp10 30423 37677 28044 54466 23961 58271 53852 34712 59300
40312 44575
> comp100 1060 1065 999 1332 918 1620 1697 658 1117
861 1336
> comp1000 130 157 229 266 141 247 263 135 182
188 168
> comp10000 35 14 15 37 10 47 28 17 22
21 12
> X3P_R
> comp0 1732
> comp1 799
> comp10 51243
> comp100 1370
> comp1000 244
> comp10000 64
>> replicates = c("F", "R", "F", "R", "F", "R", "F", "R", "F", "R",
"F", "R")
>> groups = list(NDE = c(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1), DE =
c(1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2))
>> cD = new("countData", data = simData, replicates = replicates,
groups=groups)
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, estimationType="edgeR")
> Calculating library sizes from column totals.
> Error in calcNormFactors(d, quantile = quantile, ...) :
> unused argument(s) (quantile = quantile)
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, estimationType="TMM")
> Error in match.arg(estimationType) :
> 'arg' should be one of "quantile", "total", "edgeR"
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, estimationType="edgeR",
quantile=0.75)
> Calculating library sizes from column totals.
> Error in calcNormFactors(d, quantile = quantile, ...) :
> unused argument(s) (quantile = quantile)
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, quantile=0.75,
estimationType="edgeR")
> Calculating library sizes from column totals.
> Error in calcNormFactors(d, quantile = quantile, ...) :
> unused argument(s) (quantile = quantile)
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, estimationType=c("edgeR",
quantile=0.75))
> Error in match.arg(estimationType) : 'arg' must be of length 1
>> calcNormFactors(cD)
> Error in calcNormFactors(cD) :
> calcNormFactors() only operates on 'matrix' and 'DGEList' objects
>> calcNormFactors(simData)
> X1E_F X1E_R X2E_F X2E_R X3E_F X3E_R X1P_F
X1P_R
> 1.0353157 0.9529524 0.9868063 1.1068479 1.0054938 1.0218195
0.9600905 0.8287707
> X2P_F X2P_R X3P_F X3P_R
> 1.0550414 0.8955669 1.0869486 1.1052472
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(cD, data=simData,
replicates=replicates, subset=NULL, estimationType="edgeR")
> Calculating library sizes from column totals.
> Error in calcNormFactors(d, quantile = quantile, ...) :
> unused argument(s) (quantile = quantile)
>> cD at libsizes = getLibsizes(data=simData, replicates=replicates,
subset=NULL, estimationType="edgeR")
> Calculating library sizes from column totals.
> Error in calcNormFactors(d, quantile = quantile, ...) :
> unused argument(s) (quantile = quantile)
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