Question: Design matrix and BCV

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Gordon Smyth ♦

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Gordon Smyth ♦

**35k**wrote:On Sun, 5 May 2013, Manoj Hariharan wrote:
> Dear Gordon,
> Thanks again for your inputs. I am quite clear of the method now. I
> agree that the DE genes are exactly the same (and in same order)
> whichever tissue I would take as a base group (the one that gets
> absorbed as the intercept).
> I was referring to the values of logFC.XX that is obtained from the
> topTags table. This is quite different based on the tissue that I
use as
> base group. I guess this is not the log 2 fold change compared to
the
> average across all groups, whereas, it is the fold change compared
to
> the base group.
Yes, that is correct. The toptable shows you the estimated
coefficients
from the fitted model, and in this case you defined the coefficients
relative to the base group.
You can easily get the fold change compared to the average across all
groups, if you wish, but that's not usually a very useful quantity.
What your question?
> I have attached a screen-shot of the topTags table for the top 47 DE
> genes in a few tissues to make the point, by using three different
> tissues as the basegroup.
No need to give examples. This is just documented behaviour of the
software.
Best wishes
Gordon
With FT as base group:
tiss_groups <-
factor(c("AAFT","AAFT","AAFT","AD","AD","AO","AO","BL",...)
design <- model.matrix(~tiss_groups)
QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
toptags_QLFLRT <- topTags(QLF_lrt, n=nrow(D$counts))
toptags_QLFLRT_table <- toptags_QLFLRT$table
write.table(toptags_QLFLRT_table,
"All37Cmprd_QLTLRTTable_BaseGroupFT_toptags", sep="\t", quote=FALSE)
With PO as base group:
tiss_groups_PO <-
factor(c("AAPO","AAPO","AAPO","AD","AD","AO","AO","BL"...)
write.table(toptags_QLFLRT_table_PO,
"All37Cmprd_QLTLRTTable_BaseGroupPO_toptags", sep="\t", quote=FALSE)
With SB as base group:
tiss_groups_SB <-
factor(c("AASB","AASB","AASB","AD","AD","AO","AO","BL",..)
write.table(toptags_QLFLRT_table_SB,
"All37Cmprd_QLTLRTTable_BaseGroupSB_toptags", sep="\t", quote=FALSE)
Thanks again for your time and valuable guidance.
Regards,
Manoj.
?
Manoj Hariharan
Staff Researcher
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA 92037
Office: 858.453.4100 x2143
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From: Gordon K Smyth <smyth at="" wehi.edu.au="">
To: Manoj Hariharan <h_manoj at="" yahoo.com="">
Cc: Bioconductor mailing list <bioconductor at="" r-project.org="">
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: Design matrix and BCV
Dear Manoj,
---------------------------------------------
Professor Gordon K Smyth,
Bioinformatics Division,
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research,
1G Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia.
Tel: (03) 9345 2326, Fax (03) 9347 0852,
http://www.statsci.org/smyth
On Sat, 27 Apr 2013, Manoj Hariharan wrote:
> Dear Gordon,
> Thanks very much for your response. I updated to the latest version
of
> edgeR (edgeR_3.2.3).
> 1. I checked the BCV of unrelated individuals mentioned in page 69 -
> that was from study based on cell lines ("RNA-Seq profiles were made
> from lymphoblastoid cell lines"). They are grown in controlled
> conditions, uniformly. But, in my case, the samples are tissues
> dissected from donors just after death.
Each lymphoblastoid cell line is from a different person.? But, yes, I
agree that samples from human tissue donors will be vary variable.
> Anyway, I now filtered out the outliers by using a more
> stringent cut-off of "keep <- rowSums(cpm(D)>1)
> >= 30" and I get a BCV of 51% ("Disp = 0.26425 , BCV = 0.5141"). I
have
> also attached the BCV plot.
> 2. About the ANOVA-type test: I still do not understand why the
first
> group gets treated as the baseline. In my case, all samples (or
groups)
> are normal. So all of these are in one sense the "wild-type". And,
when
> the first group gets absorbed in the intercept, the comparison of
gene
> expression is made to the first group (as it gets treated as the
> baseline). I thought this approach does not require one group to be
used
> as a wild-type.
The reason why one of the groups is absorbed into the intercept is
that it
is only possible to make 17 independent comparisons between 18 groups.
So it is only meaningful to have 17 coefficients in the model apart
from
the intercept.
You seem to be jumping to the conclusion that the reference sample
must be
a control sample, but this is not correct.? The use of one group as a
reference in the intercept term is purely for mathematical
convenience.
The ANOVA test result remains exactly the same regardless of which
group
is absorbed into the intercept.? Indeed you can fit any design matrix
you
like, and define any test of 17 independent contrasts, and you will
get
the same ANOVA test.? It makes no difference, providing the null
hypothesis remains that all 18 groups are equal.? You could for
example
use
? design <- model.matrix(~0+tiss_groups)
and then define any set of 17 pairwise comparisons between the groups.
This would lead to exactly the same ANOVA test.? It is just more
convenient to do as you do below.
> So should I use the following to get the actual expression values of
> genes in each sample:
> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
> Fit_FittedVals <- fit$fitted.values
edgeR is not designed to estimate actual expression values.? However,
if
you would like to get the average logCPM value for each tissue group,
then
you code will do that provided you have defined the design matrix by
model.matrix(~0+tiss_groups).
> and use the following to get the logFC of groups after the DE test:
> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
> QLTLRT_Table <- QLF_lrt$table
I don't understand what you mean by "logFC of groups".? To get a
logFC, it
is necessary to compare one group with another.? Which two groups do
you
want to compare?? You have 18 tissue groups, so for each gene there
are
153 possible pairwise comparisons between the groups.? That's a lot of
logFCs.
Best wishes
Gordon
> Thanks again for your advice. I would much appreciate on these
follow-up
> doubts too.
> Regards,
> Manoj.
> ------------------------------
> Manoj Hariharan
> Staff Researcher
> The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
> La Jolla, CA 92037
> Office: 858.453.4100 x2143
________________________________
? From: Gordon K Smyth <smyth at="" wehi.edu.au="">
To: Manoj Hariharan <h_manoj at="" yahoo.com="">
Cc: Bioconductor mailing list <bioconductor at="" r-project.org="">
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:38 PM
Subject: Design matrix and BCV
Dear Manoj,
First of all, can I please persuade you to install the latest version
of
edgeR?? You need R 3.0.0 and Bioconductor Release 2.12.
> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:33:05 -0700
> From: Manoj Hariharan <h_manoj at="" yahoo.com="">
> To: "bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch" <bioconductor at="" stat.math.ethz.ch="">
> Subject: [BioC] Design matrix and BCV
>
> Hello,
>
> I am new to RNA-seq analysis. I have worked on a few not-too-
complicated
> projects and have found edgeR to be right for my work. In this
project I
> have RNA-seq data from 18 human tissues (normal, no treatment). All
> tissues except 5 of 18 have at least 2 replicates. The replicate
tissues
> are obtained from separate individuals (they are of different age
and
> sex). There are a few issues I need to discuss with the experts in
the
> group:
>
> 1. The BCV value is quite high (Disp = 0.36621 , BCV = 0.6052). I
think
> this is partly due to the way we have collected replicates - they
are
> from separate individuals - different age and sex. Is this really
bad -
> I had read in the User Guide that BCV of ~40% is acceptable in tumor
> samples? Does adjusting the prior.df? help (I've attached the BCV
> plots)? At a later stage I plan to include age and sex as "factors"
and
> re-do the analysis.
I would view this BCV as unacceptably high in my own research.? Page
69 of
the edgeR User's Guide shows a BCV plot for unrelated individuals:
http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/vignettes/edgeR/inst
/doc/edgeRUsersGuide.pdf
and I don't think that the BCV should get much higher than this for a
designed experiment.? Another concern is that the dispersion trend in
your
data looks a bit strange.
In your case, I'd be looking for outliers or batch effects or other
problems.? The prior.df does not affect the common dispersion.
> 2. I am interested in the differentially expressed genes - across
these
> 18 tissues. I guess I should be using the approach explained in
section
> 3.2.5 of the User Guide (ANOVA-like test).
Yes.
> Below, is the output. The problem is that the first tissue "AD" is
> absorbed into the intercept. I have read in other discussion threads
> that this is normal.
Yes, this is normal.? I don't see why it should cause any problem.
> But I do need the logFC values for the AD tissue also.
The fitted model gives you logFC for AD vs each of the other tissues.
> If I use the "design <-
> model.matrix(~0+tiss_groups, data=D$samples)", I can get the AD
column
> in the design matrix, but then, I would not be able to get the
baseline
> intercept column, and I get all genes differentially expressed. Is
there
> a work-around? How can I handle this issue?
There is no reason to do this.
> 3. How best can I decide on the prior.df? I read the threads on
choosing
> the value based on the number of libraries and groups. But I am not
> sure. So I tried with prior.df default (20), 10 and 2 with varying
> number of DE genes.
There is no need to set the prior.df, because the glmQLFTest()
function
estimates the prior.df for you automatically.? The idea is to use
estimateGLMTrendedDisp() then call glmQLFTest().
Alternatively and better, please upgrade to the current version of
edgeR
and follow the case study in Section 4.6.
It is not actually correct to input tagwise dispersion estimates to
glmQLFTest.? There was no check against in this in edgeR version
3.0.X,
but there is in the current release.
Best wishes
Gordon
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>>
>>
>>
>> setwd('/Users/manoj/Data/SDEC_hg19/AllCountDataStrndd/')
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>> library(edgeR)
> Loading required package: limma
> Warning messages:
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>>
>> targets <- read.delim("AllCountData_AllTiss_Info" ,
stringsAsFactors = FALSE , header=TRUE)
>> D <- readDGE(targets)
>> keep <- rowSums(cpm(D)>1) >= 10
>> D <- D[keep,]
>> tiss_groups <- factor(c("AD","AD","AO","AO","BL","EG","EG","FT","FT
","FT","GA","GA","GA","LG","LG","LI","LV","LV","OV","PA","PA","PO","PO
","PO","RA","RV","RV","SB","SB","SB","SG","SG","SG","SX","SX","SX","TH
"))
>> design <- model.matrix(~tiss_groups)
>>
>> design
> ?? (Intercept) tiss_groupsAO tiss_groupsBL tiss_groupsEG
tiss_groupsFT tiss_groupsGA tiss_groupsLG tiss_groupsLI tiss_groupsLV
tiss_groupsOV
...
> attr(,"assign")
> ?[1] 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
> attr(,"contrasts")
> attr(,"contrasts")$tiss_groups
> [1] "contr.treatment"
>
>
>> D <- calcNormFactors(D)
>> D <- estimateGLMCommonDisp(D, design, verbose=TRUE)
> Disp = 0.36621 , BCV = 0.6052
>>
>> D <- estimateGLMTrendedDisp(D, design)
> Loading required package: splines
>>
>
>
>
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design)
>> plotBCV(D, main="BCV Plot: default prior df")
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design, prior.df=10)
>> plotBCV(D, main="BCV Plot: default prior df of 10")
>
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design, prior.df=2)
>> plotBCV(D, main="BCV Plot: default prior df of 2")
>
>
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 8308
>>
>
>> glm_lrt <- glmLRT(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(glm_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 11255
>
>
> Using different parameters (prior.df) for estimateGLMTagwiseDisp:
>> D <- calcNormFactors(D)
>> D <- estimateGLMCommonDisp(D, design, verbose=TRUE)
> Disp = 0.36621 , BCV = 0.6052
>> D <- estimateGLMTrendedDisp(D, design)
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 8308
>>
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design)
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 10935
>>
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design, prior.df=2)
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 12622
>>
>>
>> D <- estimateGLMTagwiseDisp(D, design, prior.df=10)
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 12033
>>
>
>
>
>
>
> Design matrix without intercept:
>
>> design <- model.matrix(~0+tiss_groups, data=D$samples)
>> design
> ?? tiss_groupsAD tiss_groupsAO tiss_groupsBL tiss_groupsEG
tiss_groupsFT tiss_groupsGA tiss_groupsLG tiss_groupsLI tiss_groupsLV
tiss_groupsOV
...
> attr(,"assign")
> ?[1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
> attr(,"contrasts")
> attr(,"contrasts")$tiss_groups
> [1] "contr.treatment"
>
>>
>>
>> D <- estimateGLMCommonDisp(D, design, verbose=TRUE)
> Disp = 0.36621 , BCV = 0.6052
>> D <- estimateGLMTrendedDisp(D, design)
>> fit <- glmFit(D, design)
>> QLF_lrt <- glmQLFTest(fit,coef=2:18)
>> FDR_Stsfd <- p.adjust(QLF_lrt$table$PValue, method="BH")
>> sum(FDR_Stsfd < 0.05)
> [1] 20364
>>
>
>
>
>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
>
> locale:
> [1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>
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> [1] splines?? stats???? graphics? grDevices utils???? datasets?
methods?? base????
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Biobase_2.18.0?????? BiocGenerics_0.4.0?? RSQLite_0.11.2??????
DBI_0.2-5??????????
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dichromat_1.2-4?????? digest_0.6.0????????? DO.db_2.5.0??????????
DOSE_1.4.0??????????
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GOSemSim_1.16.1?????? grid_2.15.1?????????? gtable_0.1.2?????????
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labeling_0.1????????? MASS_7.3-23?????????? munsell_0.4??????????
parallel_2.15.1?????
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tcltk_2.15.1????????? tools_2.15.1????????
>> ?
>
> Thanks,
> Manoj.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Manoj Hariharan, Ph.D.
> Staff Researcher
> The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
> La Jolla, CA 92037
> Office: 858.453.4100 x2143
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