SpectralTAD: Hierarchical Spectral Clustering of TADs

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Hierarchical Spectral Clustering of TADs


Hierarchical Spectral Clustering of TADs


  levels = 1,
  qual_filter = FALSE,
  z_clust = FALSE,
  eigenvalues = 2,
  min_size = 5,
  window_size = 25,
  resolution = "auto",
  gap_threshold = 1,
  grange = FALSE,
  out_format = "none",
  out_path = chr



Contact matrix in either sparse 3 column, n x n or n x (n+3) form where the first three columns are coordinates in BED format. If an x n matrix is used, the column names must correspond to the start point of the corresponding bin. If large mode is selected, then this matrix must be a tab-seperated n x n or n x (n+3) and it should be the path to a contact matrix. Required.


The chromosome of the contact matrix being analyzed. Required.


The number of levels of the TAD hierarchy to be calculated. The default setting is 1.


Option to turn on quality filtering which removes TADs with negative silhouette scores (poorly organized TADs). Default is FALSE.


Option to filter sub-TADs based on the z-score of their eigenvector gaps. Default is TRUE.


The number of eigenvectors to be calculated. The default and suggested setting is 2.


The minimum allowable TAD size measured in bins. Default is 5.


The size of the sliding window for calculating TADs. Smaller window sizes correspond to less noise from long-range contacts but limit the possible size of TADs


The resolution of the contact matrix. If none selected, the resolution is estimated by taking the most common distance between bins. For n x (n+3) contact matrices, this value is automatically calculated from the first three columns.


Corresponds to the percentage of zeros allowed before a column/row is removed from the analysis. 1=100%, .7 = 70%, etc. Default is 1.


Parameter to determine whether the result should be a GRangeList object. Defaults to FALSE


Specifies the format of the file which SpectralTAD outputs. If "none, no file is output. "juicebox" or "bedpe" returns a bedpe file compatible with juicebox. "hicexplorer" or "bed" returns a bed file compatible with hicexplorer. Default is none


Path of output file. Default is the chromosome


Given a sparse 3 column, an n x n contact matrix, or n x (n+3) contact matrix, SpectralTAD returns a list of TAD coordinates in BED format. SpectralTAD works by using a sliding window that moves along the diagonal of the contact matrix. By default, we use the biologically relevant maximum TAD size of 2Mb and minimum size of 5 bins to determine the size of this window. Within each window, we calculate a Laplacian matrix and determine the location of TAD boundaries based on gaps between eigenvectors calculated from this matrix. The number of TADs in a given window is calculated by finding the number that maximizes the silhouette score. A hierarchy of TADs is created by iteratively applying the function to sub-TADs. The number of levels in each hierarchy is determined by the user.


A list where each entry is in BED format corresponding to the level of the hierarchy.


#Read in data
#Find TADs
spec_table <- SpectralTAD(rao_chr20_25_rep, chr= 'chr20')

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