DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.NanoStringQCPro    

This is the development version of NanoStringQCPro; for the stable release version, see NanoStringQCPro.

Quality metrics and data processing methods for NanoString mRNA gene expression data

Bioconductor version: Development (3.17)

NanoStringQCPro provides a set of quality metrics that can be used to assess the quality of NanoString mRNA gene expression data -- i.e. to identify outlier probes and outlier samples. It also provides different background subtraction and normalization approaches for this data. It outputs suggestions for flagging samples/probes and an easily sharable html quality control output.

Author: Dorothee Nickles <nickles.dorothee at>, Thomas Sandmann <sandmann.thomas at>, Robert Ziman <ziman.robert at>, Richard Bourgon <bourgon.richard at>

Maintainer: Robert Ziman <ziman.robert at>

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biocViews Microarray, Normalization, Preprocessing, QualityControl, ReportWriting, Software, mRNAMicroarray
Version 1.31.0
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