Question: Using findOverlaps to find only partial overlaps
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4.3 years ago by
d r150
d r150 wrote:

I have 2 GRanges objects (gr1,gr2). I want to find partial overlaps between them, that is I want to find which ranges in gr2 overlap the i th range in gr1 but are not entirely contained in it (its fine if gr1[i] is entirely contained in some of those gr2 ranges).

I thought I can use findOverlaps once with type='any' and once with type='within',

something along these lines:



overlapsAny$Combination<-apply(overlapsAny,1,function(row) paste(row$queryHits,row$subjectHits,sep='.'))

overlapsFull$combination<-apply(overlapsFull,1,function(row) paste(row$queryHits,row$subjectHits,sep='.'))


Is there a less convoluted way to do this (such as directly intersecting hits objects somehow)?


Thanks in adavnce

Dolev Rahat

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.3 years ago by Michael Lawrence11k • written 4.3 years ago by d r150
Answer: Using findOverlaps to find only partial overlaps
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4.3 years ago by
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Michael Lawrence11k wrote:

You should avoid coercing the Hits objects to data.frames, because that discards the semantics and all conveniences gained from them. 

Just do something like:

anyHits <- findOverlaps(gr2, gr1)
withinHits <- findOverlaps(gr2, gr1, type="within")
setdiff(anyHits, withinHits)

These classes exist to make your life easier, not harder. The obvious thing usually works.

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