multiDimBio-package: Multivariate Analysis and Visualization for Biological Data

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Code to support a systems biology research program from inception through publication. The methods focus on dimension reduction approaches to detect patterns in complex, multivariate experimental data and places an emphasis on informative visualizations. The goal for this project is to create a package that will evolve over time, thereby remaining relevant and reflective of current methods and techniques. As a result, we encourage suggested additions to the package, both methodological and graphical.


Package: multiDimBio
Type: Package
Version: 1.1.1
Date: 2016-12-16
License: GPL 3.0
LazyLoad: yes

The datasets are: Nuclei, Groups, CondA, CondB, Scores, and Dyad

The main functions are: boxWhisker, completeData, F_select, intPlot, ldaPlot, loadings, meanCent, percentMax, permuteLDA, power, ppca_mdb, zTrans, binomPower, h2Estimate, and plotBinomPower.

Type ?<object> to learn more about these objects, e.g. ?Nuclei

Type ?<function> to see examples of the function's use, e.g. ?FSelect


Samuel V Scarpino Maintainer: Samuel V Scarpino <>


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