SplatParams: The SplatParams class

Description Parameters

Description

S4 class that holds parameters for the Splatter simulation.

Parameters

The Splatter simulation requires the following parameters:

nGenes

The number of genes to simulate.

nCells

The number of cells to simulate.

[seed]

Seed to use for generating random numbers.

Batch parameters
[nBatches]

The number of batches to simulate.

[batchCells]

Vector giving the number of cells in each batch.

[batch.facLoc]

Location (meanlog) parameter for the batch effect factor log-normal distribution. Can be a vector.

[batch.facScale]

Scale (sdlog) parameter for the batch effect factor log-normal distribution. Can be a vector.

Mean parameters
mean.shape

Shape parameter for the mean gamma distribution.

mean.rate

Rate parameter for the mean gamma distribution.

Library size parameters
lib.loc

Location (meanlog) parameter for the library size log-normal distribution, or mean parameter if a normal distribution is used.

lib.scale

Scale (sdlog) parameter for the library size log-normal distribution, or sd parameter if a normal distribution is used.

lib.norm

Logical. Whether to use a normal distribution for library sizes instead of a log-normal.

Expression outlier parameters
out.prob

Probability that a gene is an expression outlier.

out.facLoc

Location (meanlog) parameter for the expression outlier factor log-normal distribution.

out.facScale

Scale (sdlog) parameter for the expression outlier factor log-normal distribution.

Group parameters
[nGroups]

The number of groups or paths to simulate.

[group.prob]

Probability that a cell comes from a group.

Differential expression parameters
[de.prob]

Probability that a gene is differentially expressed in a group. Can be a vector.

[de.loProb]

Probability that a differentially expressed gene is down-regulated. Can be a vector.

[de.facLoc]

Location (meanlog) parameter for the differential expression factor log-normal distribution. Can be a vector.

[de.facScale]

Scale (sdlog) parameter for the differential expression factor log-normal distribution. Can be a vector.

Biological Coefficient of Variation parameters
bcv.common

Underlying common dispersion across all genes.

bcv.df

Degrees of Freedom for the BCV inverse chi-squared distribution.

Dropout parameters
dropout.type

The type of dropout to simulate. "none" indicates no dropout, "experiment" is global dropout using the same parameters for every cell, "batch" uses the same parameters for every cell in each batch, "group" uses the same parameters for every cell in each groups and "cell" uses a different set of parameters for each cell.

dropout.mid

Midpoint parameter for the dropout logistic function.

dropout.shape

Shape parameter for the dropout logistic function.

Differentiation path parameters
[path.from]

Vector giving the originating point of each path. This allows path structure such as a cell type which differentiates into an intermediate cell type that then differentiates into two mature cell types. A path structure of this form would have a "from" parameter of c(0, 1, 1) (where 0 is the origin). If no vector is given all paths will start at the origin.

[path.length]

Vector giving the number of steps to simulate along each path. If a single value is given it will be applied to all paths.

[path.skew]

Vector giving the skew of each path. Values closer to 1 will give more cells towards the starting population, values closer to 0 will give more cells towards the final population. If a single value is given it will be applied to all paths.

[path.nonlinearProb]

Probability that a gene follows a non-linear path along the differentiation path. This allows more complex gene patterns such as a gene being equally expressed at the beginning an end of a path but lowly expressed in the middle.

[path.sigmaFac]

Sigma factor for non-linear gene paths. A higher value will result in more extreme non-linear variations along a path.

The parameters not shown in brackets can be estimated from real data using splatEstimate. For details of the Splatter simulation see splatSimulate.


splatter documentation built on Dec. 7, 2018, 6 p.m.