convertCounts: Convert count matrix to CPM, FPKM, FPK, or TPM

View source: R/convertCounts.R

convertCountsR Documentation

Convert count matrix to CPM, FPKM, FPK, or TPM


Takes a count matrix as input and converts to other desired units. Supported units include CPM, FPKM, FPK, and TPM. Output units can be logged and/or normalized. Calculations are performed using edgeR functions except for the conversion to TPM which is converted from FPKM using the formula provided by Harold Pimental.


  log = FALSE,
  normalize = "none",
  prior.count = NULL



A numeric matrix or dataframe of N genes x M Samples. All columns must be numeric.


Required. One of CPM, FPKM, FPK or TPM.


A vector or matrix of gene lengths. Required for length-normalized units (TPM, FPKM or FPK). If geneLength is a matrix, the rowMeans are calculated and used.


Default = FALSE. Set TRUE to return Log2 values. Employs edgeR functions which use an prior.count of 0.25 scaled by the library size.


Default = "none". Invokes edgeR's calcNormFactors() for normalization. Other options are: "TMM", "RLE", "upperquartile" (uses 75th percentile), "TMMwzp" and are case-insensitive.


Average count to be added to each observation to avoid taking log of zero. Used only if log = TRUE. (Default dependent on method; 0 for TPM, 0.25 for CPM and FPKM) The prior.count is passed to edgeR cpm and rpkm functions and applies to logTPM, logCPM, and logFPKM calculations.


geneLength is a vector where length(geneLength) == nrow(countsMatrix). If a RSEM effectiveLength matrix is passed as input, rowMeans(effectiveLength) is used (because edgeR functions only accept a vector for effectiveLength).

Note that log2 values for CPM, TPM, and FPKM employ edgeR's prior.count handling to avoid divide by zero.


A matrix in the new unit space


## Not run: 
  # NOTE: Requires the edgeR package

  # Simulate some data
  counts <- trunc(matrix(runif(6000, min=0, max=2000), ncol=6))
  geneLength <- rowMeans(counts)

  # TMM normalized Log2FPKM
  Log2FPKM <- convertCounts(counts,
                            unit       = "fpkm",
                            geneLength = geneLength,
                            log        = TRUE,
                            normalize  = "tmm")

  # Non-normalized CPM (not logged)
  RawCPM <- convertCounts(counts,
                          unit      = "CPM",
                          log       = FALSE,
                          normalize = "none")

## End(Not run)

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