DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.genefilter  

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genefilter: methods for filtering genes from high-throughput experiments

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Some basic functions for filtering genes.

Author: Robert Gentleman, Vincent J. Carey, Wolfgang Huber, Florian Hahne

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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PDF R Script 01 - Using the genefilter function to filter genes from a microarray dataset
PDF R Script 02 - How to find genes whose expression profile is similar to that of specified genes
PDF R Script 03 - Additional plots for: Independent filtering increases power for detecting differentially expressed genes, Bourgon et al., PNAS (2010)
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biocViews Microarray, Software
Version 1.80.3
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 18 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Imports BiocGenerics, AnnotationDbi, annotate, Biobase, graphics, methods, stats, survival, grDevices
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Depends On Me cellHTS2, CNTools, GeneMeta, Hiiragi2013, maEndToEnd, rnaseqGene, SISPA, sva
Imports Me a4Base, annmap, arrayQualityMetrics, Category, cbaf, ClassifyR, countsimQC, covRNA, DEXSeq, ENmix, FlowSorted.Blood.EPIC, GISPA, GSRI, IHWpaper, metaseqR2, methylCC, methylumi, minfi, MLInterfaces, mogsa, NBAMSeq, NxtIRFcore, pcaExplorer, PECA, phenoTest, protGear, pwrEWAS, Ringo, RNAinteractMAPK, spatialHeatmap, SpliceWiz, tilingArray, XDE, zinbwave
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