Low-level function to estimate size factors with robust regression.
This function is borrowed from DESeq.
a matrix or data frame of counts, i.e., non-negative integer values
a function to compute a location for a sample. By default, the median is used.
Given a matrix or data frame of count data, this function estimates the size factors as follows: Each column is divided by the geometric means of the rows. The median (or, if requested, another location estimator) of these ratios (skipping the genes with a geometric mean of zero) is used as the size factor for this column. Typically, you will not call this function directly.
a vector with the estimates size factors, one element per column
Simon Anders, Wolfgang Huber: Differential expression analysis for sequence count data. Genome Biology 11 (2010) R106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2010-11-10-r106
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