read.marrayRaw {marray}R Documentation

Create objects of class "marrayRaw"


This function reads in cDNA microarray data from a directory and creates objects of class "marrayRaw" from spot quantification data files obtained from image analysis software or databases.


read.marrayRaw(fnames, path=".", name.Gf=NULL, name.Gb=NULL, name.Rf=NULL,
name.Rb=NULL,name.W=NULL, layout=NULL, gnames=NULL, targets=NULL,
notes=NULL, skip=NULL, sep="    ", quote="\"", DEBUG=FALSE, ...)

read.GenePix(fnames = NULL, path = NULL, name.Gf = "F532 Median",
name.Gb ="B532 Median", name.Rf = "F635 Median", name.Rb = "B635 Median",
name.W ="Flags", layout = NULL, gnames = NULL, targets = NULL,
notes = NULL, skip=NULL, sep = "        ", quote = "\"", DEBUG=FALSE, ...)

read.SMD(fnames = NULL, path = NULL, name.Gf = "Ch1 Intensity (Median)",
name.Gb = "Ch1 Background (Median)", name.Rf = "Ch2 Intensity (Median)",
name.Rb = "Ch2 Background (Median)", name.W = NULL, = c("Name",
"Clone ID"), layout = NULL, gnames = NULL, targets = NULL, notes = NULL, skip = NULL, sep = "\t", quote = "\"", DEBUG=FALSE, ...)

read.Spot(fnames = NULL, path = ".", name.Gf = "Gmean", name.Gb =
"morphG", name.Rf = "Rmean", name.Rb = "morphR",name.W = NULL, layout =
NULL, gnames = NULL, targets = NULL, notes = NULL, skip = NULL, sep = "\t", quote = "\"", DEBUG=FALSE, ...)

read.Agilent(fnames = NULL, path=NULL, name.Gf = "gMedianSignal", name.Gb = "gBGMedianSignal", name.Rf = "rMedianSignal", name.Rb = "rBGMedianSignal", name.W= NULL, layout = NULL, gnames = NULL, targets = NULL, notes=NULL, skip=NULL, sep="\t", quote="\"", DEBUG=FALSE,, ...)

widget.marrayRaw(ext = c("spot", "xls", "gpr"), skip = 0, sep = "\t",  quote = "\"", ...)


fnames a vector of character strings containing the file names of each spot quantification data file. These typically end in .spot for the software Spot or .gpr for the software GenePix.
path a character string representing the data directory. By default this is set to the current working directory ("."). In the case where fnames contains the full path name, path should be set to NULL.
name.Gf character string for the column header for green foreground intensities.
name.Gb character string for the column header for green background intensities.
name.Rf character string for the column header for red foreground intensities.
name.Rb character string for the column header for red background intensities.
name.W character string for the column header for spot quality weights.
layout object of class "marrayLayout", containing microarray layout parameters.
gnames object of class "marrayInfo" containing probe sequence information.
targets object of class "marrayInfo" containing target sample information.
notes object of class "character", vector of explanatory text. object of class "character", vector containing the name of the colums of the SMD file containing oligo information you want to retrieve. By default, this is set to read Homo sapiens data. You may need to modify this argument if your are working on another genome.
skip the number of lines of the data file to skip before beginning to read in data.
sep the field separator character. Values on each line of the file are separated by this character. The default is to read a tab delimited file.
quote the set of quoting characters. By default, this is disabled by setting quote="\"".
ext a characters string representing suffix of different image analysis output files.
DEBUG a logical value, if TRUE, a series of echo statements will be printed.
... further arguments to scan.



An object of class "marrayRaw".


Jean Yang,


See Also

scan, read.marrayLayout, read.marrayInfo


datadir <- system.file("swirldata", package="marray")

## Quick guide
swirl.targets <- read.marrayInfo(file.path(datadir, "SwirlSample.txt"))
data <- read.Spot(path=datadir, targets=swirl.targets)

## Alternate commands
skip <-  grep("Row", readLines(file.path(datadir,""), n=100)) - 1

swirl.layout <- read.marrayLayout(ngr=4, ngc=4, nsr=22, nsc=24)

swirl.targets <- read.marrayInfo(file.path(datadir, "SwirlSample.txt"))

swirl.gnames <- read.marrayInfo(file.path(datadir, ""),
                      , labels=5, skip=skip)

x <-  maInfo(swirl.gnames)[,1]
y <- rep(0, maNspots(swirl.layout))
y[x == "control"] <- 1
slot(swirl.layout, "maControls") <- as.factor(y)

fnames <- dir(path=datadir,pattern="spot")
swirl<- read.Spot(fnames, path=datadir,
                       layout = swirl.layout,
                       gnames = swirl.gnames,
                       targets = swirl.targets)

[Package marray version 1.8.0 Index]