rScudo-package: Signature-based Clustering for Diagnostic Purposes

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SCUDO (Signature-based Clustering for Diagnostic Purposes) is a rank-based method for the analysis of gene expression profiles for diagnostic and classification purposes. It is based on the identification of sample-specific gene signatures composed of the most up- and down-regulated genes for that sample. Starting from gene expression data, functions in this package identify sample-specific gene signatures and use them to build a graph of samples. In this graph samples are joined by edges if they have a similar expression profile, according to a pre-computed similarity matrix. The similarity between the expression profiles of two sample is computed using a method similar to GSEA. The graph of samples can the be used to perform community clustering or to perform supervised classification of samples in a testing set.


Matteo Ciciani, Thomas Cantore

See Also

scudoTrain, scudoNetwork, scudoClassify


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