regionMatrix: Identify regions data by a coverage filter and get a count...

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regionMatrixR Documentation

Identify regions data by a coverage filter and get a count matrix


Given a set of un-filtered coverage data (see fullCoverage), create candidate regions by applying a cutoff on the coverage values, and obtain a count matrix where the number of rows corresponds to the number of candidate regions and the number of columns corresponds to the number of samples. The values are the mean coverage for a given sample for a given region.


  cutoff = 5,
  totalMapped = 8e+07,
  targetSize = 8e+07,
  runFilter = TRUE,
  returnBP = TRUE,



A list where each element is the result from loadCoverage used with returnCoverage = TRUE. Can be generated using fullCoverage. If runFilter = FALSE, then returnMean = TRUE must have been used.


The base-pair level cutoff to use. It's behavior is controlled by filter.


The width of the reads used. Either a vector of length 1 or length equal to the number of samples.


A vector with the total number of reads mapped for each sample. The vector should be in the same order as the samples in fullCov. Providing this argument adjusts the coverage to reads in targetSize library prior to filtering. See getTotalMapped for calculating this vector.


The target library size to adjust the coverage to. Used only when totalMapped is specified. By default, it adjusts to libraries with 80 million reads.


This controls whether to run filterData or not. If set to FALSE then returnMean = TRUE must have been used to create each element of fullCov and the data must have been normalized (totalMapped equal to targetSize).


If TRUE, returns ⁠$bpCoverage⁠ explained below.


Arguments passed to other methods and/or advanced arguments. Advanced arguments:


If TRUE basic status updates will be printed along the way.


Default: UCSC. Passed to extendedMapSeqlevels via getRegionCoverage.


Default: homo_sapiens. Passed to extendedMapSeqlevels via getRegionCoverage.


Default: NULL. Passed to extendedMapSeqlevels via getRegionCoverage.

Passed to filterData, findRegions and define_cluster.

Note that filterData is used internally by loadCoverage (and hence fullCoverage) and has the important arguments totalMapped and targetSize which can be used to normalize the coverage by library size. If you already used these arguments when creating the fullCov object, then don't specify them a second time in regionMatrix. If you have not used these arguments, we recommend using them to normalize the mean coverage.


This function uses several other derfinder-package functions. Inspect the code if interested.

You should use at most one core per chromosome.


A list with one entry per chromosome. Then per chromosome, a list with three components.


A set of regions based on the coverage filter cutoff as returned by findRegions.


A list with one element per region. Each element is a matrix with numbers of rows equal to the number of base pairs in the region and number of columns equal to the number of samples. It contains the base-level coverage information for the regions. Only returned when returnBP = TRUE.


A matrix with the mean coverage by sample for each candidate region.


Leonardo Collado-Torres


## Create some toy data
x <- Rle(round(runif(1e4, max = 10)))
y <- Rle(round(runif(1e4, max = 10)))
z <- Rle(round(runif(1e4, max = 10)))
fullCov <- list("chr21" = DataFrame(x, y, z))

## Calculate a proxy of library size
libSize <- sapply(fullCov$chr21, sum)

## Run region matrix normalizing the coverage
regionMat <- regionMatrix(
    fullCov = fullCov, maxRegionGap = 10L,
    maxClusterGap = 300L, L = 36, totalMapped = libSize, targetSize = 4e4
## Not run: 
## You can alternatively use filterData() on fullCov to reduce the required
## memory before using regionMatrix(). This can be useful when mc.cores > 1
filteredCov <- lapply(fullCov, filterData,
    returnMean = TRUE, filter = "mean",
    cutoff = 5, totalMapped = libSize, targetSize = 4e4
regionMat2 <- regionMatrix(filteredCov,
    maxRegionGap = 10L,
    maxClusterGap = 300L, L = 36, runFilter = FALSE

## End(Not run)

## regionMatrix() can work with multiple chrs as shown below.
fullCov2 <- list("chr21" = DataFrame(x, y, z), "chr22" = DataFrame(x, y, z))
regionMat2 <- regionMatrix(
    fullCov = fullCov2, maxRegionGap = 10L,
    maxClusterGap = 300L, L = 36, totalMapped = libSize, targetSize = 4e4

## Combine results from multiple chromosomes

## First extract the data
regs <- unlist(GRangesList(lapply(regionMat2, "[[", "regions")))
covMat <-, lapply(regionMat2, "[[", "coverageMatrix"))
covBp <-, lapply(regionMat2, "[[", "bpCoverage"))
## Force the names to match
names(regs) <- rownames(covMat) <- names(covBp) <- seq_len(length(regs))
## Combine into a list (not really needed)
mergedRegionMat <- list(
    "regions" = regs, "coverageMatrix" = covMat,
    "bpCoverage" = covBp

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