CompSRana: Computes potency estimates of single-cells using the...

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Computes potency estimates of single-cells using the signaling entropy rate


This is the main user function for computing signaling entropy of single cells. It takes as input the gene expression profile of single cells and the adjacency matrix of a connected network. These inputs will be typically the output of the DoIntegPPI function.


CompSRana(integ.l, local = FALSE, mc.cores = 1)



The output from DoIntegPPI function.


A logical (default is FALSE). If TRUE, function returns the normalized local signaling entropies of each gene in the network alongside the unnormalized local entropies. If FALSE, only unnormalized local entropies are returned.


The number of cores to use, i.e. at most how many child processes will be run simultaneously. The option is initialized from environment variable MC_CORES if set. Must be at least one, and parallelization requires at least two cores.


A list with four elements:


The global signaling entropy rate. It is normalized by the maximum rate, hence a value between 0 and 1.


The stationary distribution of every sample.


The unnormalised local entropies of each gene in every cell.


The normalised local entropies of each gene, so that each value is between 0 and 1.


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