run_silencer: Wrapper for silencer method

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run_silencerR Documentation

Wrapper for silencer method


Conducts co-expression analysis using the matrix silencer method \insertCitebarzel13dnapath. Can be used for the network_inference argument in dnapath.


run_silencer(x, weights = NULL, method = "spearman", verbose = FALSE, ...)



A n by p matrix of gene expression data (n samples and p genes).


An optional vector of weights. This is used by dnapath() to apply the probabilistic group labels to each observation when estimating the group-specific network.


Argument is passed into cor.


If TRUE, updates are printed during the estimation process.


Additional arguments are ignored.


A p by p matrix of association scores.




See Also

run_aracne, run_bc3net, run_c3net, run_clr, run_corr, run_dwlasso, run_genie3, run_glasso, run_mrnet, and run_pcor



# To create a short example, we subset on two pathways from the p53 pathway list,
# and will only run 1 permutation for significance testing.
pathway_list <- p53_pathways[13]
n_perm <- 1

# Use this method to perform differential network analysis.
# The parameters in run_silencer() can be adjusted using the ... argument.
# For example, the 'method' parameter can be specified as shown here.
results <- dnapath(x = meso$gene_expression,
                   pathway_list = pathway_list,
                   group_labels = meso$groups,
                   n_perm = n_perm,
                   network_inference = run_silencer,
                   method = "spearman")

# The group-specific association matrices can be extracted using get_networks().
nw_list <- get_networks(results) # Get networks for the pathway

# nw_list has length 2 and contains the inferred networks for the two groups.
# The gene names are the Entrezgene IDs from the original expression dataset.
# Renaming the genes in the dnapath results to rename those in the networks.
# NOTE: The temporary directory, tempdir(), is used in this example. In practice,
#       this argument can be removed or changed to an existing directory
results <- rename_genes(results, to = "symbol", species = "human",
                        dir_save = tempdir())
nw_list <- get_networks(results) # The genes (columns) will have new names.

# (Optional) Plot the network using SeqNet package (based on igraph plotting).
# First rename entrezgene IDs into gene symbols.

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