covariate with negative and positive values
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Brynn • 0
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Last seen 5 weeks ago
United States

Hello,

I am using DEseq2 to analyze the relationship between gene expression and two continuous phenotypic predictor variables, one of which has both positive and negative values. Is this acceptable, or does this variable need to be transformed so that all values are positive?

Thanks

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@mikelove
Last seen 1 day ago
United States

Not a problem.

However, if the values are very large (eg 1e6) or very small (eg 1e-6), it's a good idea to center and scale the variable, with dds$x <- (dds$x - mean(dds$x))/sd(dds$x)

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