QualityWeights {limma}R Documentation

Spot Quality Weights


Functions to calculate quality weights for individual spots based on image analyis output file.




ideal numeric vector giving the ideal area or range of areas for a spot in pixels
w weight to be given to flagged spots


These functions can be passed as an argument to read.maimages to construct quality weights as the microarray data is read in.

wtarea downweights unusually small or large spots and is designed for SPOT output. It gives weight 1 to spots which have areas in the ideal range, given in pixels, and linearly downweights spots which are smaller or larger than this range.

wtflags is designed for GenePix output and gives weight flagged.wt to spots with Flags value less than zero.

wtIgnore.Filter is designed for QuantArray output and sets the weights equal to the column Ignore Filter produced by QuantArray. These weights are 0 for spots to be ignored and 1 otherwise.


A function which takes a dataframe or matrix as argument and produces a numeric vector of weights between 0 and 1


Gordon Smyth

See Also

An overview of LIMMA functions for reading data is given in 03.ReadingData.


#  Read in spot output files from current directory and give full weight to 165
#  pixel spots.  Note: for this example to run you must set fnames to the names
#  of actual spot output files (data not provided).
## Not run: 
RG <- read.maimages(fnames,source="spot",wt.fun=wtarea(165))
#  Spot will be downweighted according to weights found in RG
MA <- normalizeWithinArrays(RG,layout)
## End(Not run)

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