setEvidenceLevel: Specifies to use only GO terms with given evidence codes.

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

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Specifies to use only GO terms with given evidence codes. This, in combination with the specified GO ontology ("BP", "MF", "CC"), influences, how the information content for individual GO terms is calculated.


setEvidenceLevel(evidences = "all", organism=org.Hs.egORGANISM, gomap=org.Hs.egGO)



character vector of evidence codes


organism, for which to load a mapping of primary gene IDs to GO terms (see details)


mapping of primary gene IDs to GO terms to be used (see details)


Each evidence code can be one of:


inferred from mutant phenotype


inferred from genetic interaction


inferred from physical interaction


inferred from sequence similarity


inferred from direct assay


inferred from expression pattern


inferred from electronic annotation


traceable author statement


non-traceable author statement


no biological data available


inferred by curator

Gene ids for which no GO associations exist are left out of the environment.

The method retrieves a mapping of primary gene IDs (usually Entrez) to GO terms, restricted by the given evidence codes. This mapping is based on the respective organism annotation packages (e.g. for fly, for human, etc.). The user passes the GO mapping and the organism name to the function. Please refer to the annotation packages for further information.

In case there does not exist an annotation package so far, the user can optionally provide its own mapping of primary gene IDs to GO terms instead of using one of the packages mentioned before. The mapping should come in form of a nested list having a format as in the following example (no NAs are allowed):



\$'11305'\$'GO:0006810'\$GOID \[1\] "GO:0006810"

\$'11305'\$'GO:0006810'\$Evidence \[1\] "IEA"

\$'11305'\$'GO:0006810'\$Ontology \[1\] "BP"



\[1\] "GO:0008203"

\$'11305'\$'GO:0008203'\$Evidence \[1\] "ISS"

\$'11305'\$'GO:0008203'\$Ontology \[1\] "BP"



\$'11306'\$'GO:0006810'\$GOID \[1\] "GO:0006810"

\$'11306'\$'GO:0006810'\$Evidence \[1\] "IEA"

\$'11306'\$'GO:0006810'\$Ontology \[1\] "BP"



\[1\] "GO:0006879"

\$'11306'\$'GO:0006879'\$Evidence \[1\] "IMP"

\$'11306'\$'GO:0006879'\$Ontology \[1\] "BP"


The mapping is stored in the GOSimEnv environment.


By default all evidence codes are used. If another behavior is wanted, one has to recalculate the information content of all GO terms via calcICs. The evidence level influences the behavior of all other functions, especially filterGO and getGOInfo.


Holger Froehlich



See Also

setOntology, calcICs, filterGO, getGOInfo


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