diffSCEs: Diff SingleCellExperiment objects

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/compare.R

Description

Combine the data from several SingleCellExperiment objects and produce some basic plots comparing them to a reference.

Usage

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diffSCEs(sces, ref, point.size = 0.1, point.alpha = 0.1, fits = TRUE,
  colours = NULL)

Arguments

sces

named list of SingleCellExperiment objects to combine and compare.

ref

string giving the name of the SingleCellExperiment to use as the reference

point.size

size of points in scatter plots.

point.alpha

opacity of points in scatter plots.

fits

whether to include fits in scatter plots.

colours

vector of colours to use for each dataset.

Details

This function aims to look at the differences between a reference SingleCellExperiment and one or more others. It requires each SingleCellExperiment to have the same dimensions. Properties are compared by ranks, for example when comparing the means the values are ordered and the differences between the reference and another dataset plotted. A series of Q-Q plots are also returned.

The returned list has five items:

Reference

The SingleCellExperiment used as the reference.

FeatureData

Combined feature data from the provided SingleCellExperiments.

PhenoData

Combined pheno data from the provided SingleCellExperiments.

Plots

Difference plots

Means

Boxplot of mean differences.

Variances

Boxplot of variance differences.

MeanVar

Scatter plot showing the difference from the reference variance across expression ranks.

LibraySizes

Boxplot of the library size differences.

ZerosGene

Boxplot of the differences in the percentage of each gene that is zero.

ZerosCell

Boxplot of the differences in the percentage of each cell that is zero.

MeanZeros

Scatter plot showing the difference from the reference percentage of zeros across expression ranks.

QQPlots

Quantile-Quantile plots

Means

Q-Q plot of the means.

Variances

Q-Q plot of the variances.

LibrarySizes

Q-Q plot of the library sizes.

ZerosGene

Q-Q plot of the percentage of zeros per gene.

ZerosCell

Q-Q plot of the percentage of zeros per cell.

The plots returned by this function are created using ggplot and are only a sample of the kind of plots you might like to consider. The data used to create these plots is also returned and should be in the correct format to allow you to create further plots using ggplot.

Value

List containing the combined datasets and plots.

Examples

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sim1 <- splatSimulate(nGenes = 1000, batchCells = 20)
sim2 <- simpleSimulate(nGenes = 1000, nCells = 20)
difference <- diffSCEs(list(Splat = sim1, Simple = sim2), ref = "Simple")
names(difference)
names(difference$Plots)

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