tpptrImport: Import TPP-TR datasets for analysis by the 'TPP' package.

Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

View source: R/tpptrImport.R


tpptrImport imports several tables of protein fold changes and stores them in a list of ExpressionSets for use in the TPP package.


tpptrImport(configTable, data = NULL, idVar = "gene_name",
  fcStr = "rel_fc_", naStrs = c("NA", "n/d", "NaN"), qualColName = "qupm",
  outputFormat = "eSetList")



either a dataframe or the path to a spreadsheet. In both cases it specifies necessary information of the TPP-CCR experiment.


single dataframe, or list of dataframes, containing fold change measurements and additional annotation columns to be imported. Can be used instead of specifying the file path in configTable.


character string indicating which data column provides the unique identifiers for each protein.


character string indicating which columns contain the actual fold change values. Those column names containing the suffix fcStr will be regarded as containing fold change values.


character vector indicating missing values in the data table. When reading data from file, this value will be passed on to the argument na.strings in function read.delim.


character string indicating which column can be used for additional quality criteria when deciding between different non-unique protein identifiers.


output format. Either "eSetList" to obtain output in the same way as previously (will be deprecated soon), or "tidy" to obtain a


The imported datasets have to contain measurements obtained by TPP-TR experiments. Fold changes need to be pre-computed using the lowest temperature as reference.

An arbitrary number of datasets can be specified by filename in the Path-column of the configTable argument, or given directly as a list of dataframes in the data argument. They can differ, for example, by biological replicate or by experimental condition (for example, treatment versus vehicle). Their names are defined uniquely by the Experiment column in configTable. Experimental conditions can be specified by an optional column in configTable.

The default settings are adjusted to analyze data of the python package isobarQuant. You can also customize them for your own dataset.

The configTable argument is a dataframe, or the path to a spreadsheet (tab-delimited text-file without quoted strings, or xlsx format). Information about each experiment is stored row-wise. It contains the following columns:

Proteins with NAs in the data column specified by idVar receive unique generic IDs so that they can be processed by the package.


A list of ExpressionSets storing the imported data for experiment. Each ExpressionSet contains the measured fold changes, as well as row and column metadata. In each ExpressionSet S, the fold changes can be accessed by exprs(S). Protein expNames can be accessed by featureNames(S). Isobaric labels and the corresponding temperatures are returned by S$label and S$temperature

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