I would like to extract the raw counts from my RNA-Seq experiment from Cufflinks. I know the arguments about alternate splicing but I am trying to compare different differential expression methods in my model plant.
While the Cufflinks manual is very clear. In the Cuffnorm section it says these reads "should not be used with downstream differential expression tools that require raw counts as input.
However, the CummRbund release schedule says that "raw and normalized count tables and associated statistics all features" have been available for some time. From what I can tell this is the obtained from the count() function. However in the example the count column values seem normalised. So I would like to check are these values appropriate to use in applications like DESeq and edgeR?
If not is there another way to get these values?