7.5 years ago by
Zentrum für Molekularbiologie, Universität Heidelberg
On 2012-04-02 17:29, Sang Chul Choi wrote:
> Is there a way to use DEXSeq with no biological replicate? I used
> DESeq as explained in the manual to use data with no biological
> replicate. In the manual of DEXSeq, I could not find a way of using
> data with no biological replicate.
This is intentional. In principle, one could use the same method as we
use for DESeq, but this is even more unlikely to give useful results
a test for differential exon usage than for differential expression.
The purpose of the "blind" function of DESeq is to give a
bioinformatician who is confronted with a data set with a botched
experimental design some tool to salvage at least a few minimal
In my opinion, there is very little point in even trying to perform
kind of more advanced analyses, like testing for differential exon
usage, in such a situation.