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PCA-based gene filtering for Affymetrix arrays

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The package contains the function for filtering genes by the proportion of variation accounted for by the first principal component (PVAC).

Author: Jun Lu and Pierre R. Bushel

Maintainer: Jun Lu <jlu276 at gmail.com>, Pierre R. Bushel <bushel at niehs.nih.gov>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("pvac")):


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if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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PCA-based gene filtering for Affymetrix GeneChips PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Microarray, OneChannel, QualityControl, Software
Version 1.50.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.8 (R-2.13) (13 years)
License LGPL (>= 2.0)
Depends R (>= 2.8.0)
Imports affy(>= 1.20.0), stats, Biobase
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Suggests pbapply, affydata, ALLMLL, genefilter
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Source Package pvac_1.50.0.tar.gz
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Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone git@git.bioconductor.org:packages/pvac
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