R/background.R

Defines functions background

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#' Randomly choose background genes.
#'
#' \code{background} returns background genes for judging the quality of the cleaning. 
#'	These genes are supposed to represent the majority of genes. The positive control and 
#'	negative control genes should be excluded.
#' 
#' @param Y A matrix of gene expression values or an object of the class \code{simulateGEdata}.
#' @param nBG An integer setting the number of background genes.
#' @param exclude A vector of indices of genes to exclude.
#' @param nc_index A vector of indices of negative controls (also excluded from being background genes).
#' @return \code{background} returns a vector of randomly chosen indices.
#'
#' @examples
#' Y<-simulateGEdata(500, 500, 10, 2, 5, g=NULL, Sigma.eps=0.1, 250, 100, check.input=FALSE)  
#' background(Y,nBG=20,exclude=1:100,nc_index=251:500)
#' @author Saskia Freytag
#' @export  
background<-function(Y,
					nBG, #number of background genes
					exclude,
					nc_index){
					
					
	if(is.simulateGEdata(Y)){
		Y<-Y$Y
		colnames(Y)<-1:dim(Y)[2]	
	}				
	Ytmp<-Y[,-c(exclude,nc_index)]
	
	if(dim(Ytmp)[2]<=nBG) stop("Trying to pick too many backgrounds.")
	BG<-sample(colnames(Ytmp), nBG)
					
	return(which(is.element(colnames(Y),BG))) 
										
}
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