Question: R - pheatmap - changing column order
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2.8 years ago by
Germany
piotr.grabowski30 wrote:

Dear Community,

I am drawing a heatmap with pheatmap package in R. I would like to show a certain property of two datasets and show two heatmaps next to each other. However, the order of the columns/rows in both heatmaps is slightly different. I understand that the order in which the columns/rows are organized has it's function in heatmap.

However, the two sample types I would like to change the order of, are next to another and this shouldn't disturb the whole idea of clustering. Is it possible to change the order of samples on a heatmap in pheatmap package ?

Please look at the example below:

 

 

I would like to have control in the bottom-right, and f4 in the middle. That would make this heatmap consistent with the other one I generated.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.8 years ago • written 2.8 years ago by piotr.grabowski30

Thanks Devon! I am getting so much help from you on different platforms, I really appreciate it.

So it seems that it's not possible to tweak the order of the samples without losing (and manipulating) the dendrogram ? In my case rotating the left end of the dendrogram by 180 degrees forward (from our faces) wouldn't distort the meaning, but I don't expect it to be a one-liner option in the package...

 

Best regards ;)

ADD REPLYlink written 2.8 years ago by piotr.grabowski30

It seems that that's not a built-in option. You do it by tweaking the source code of that function, but since you only have one affected figure, it's probably faster to just save it as a pdf and reorder things in Adobe Illustrator (this sort of thing would obviously constitute the maximum permissible changes you could make to a figure). Just make sure you mention having done that in the figure legend!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.8 years ago by Devon Ryan66k
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2.8 years ago by
Devon Ryan66k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan66k wrote:

Just input thing with the rows and columns in the order you want and then use cluster_rows=F, cluster_cols=F.

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.8 years ago by Devon Ryan66k
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