Question: heatmap.2 RowSideColors ordering problem
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tospo40 wrote:

In R heatmap.2 I am supplying my own dendrogram and I want to annotate the columns with colors indicating the grouping of my samples.

My data is in DESeq2 objects, so I define a color mapping like this (rld is an rlog transformed DESeqDataSet)

sideCols=brewer.pal(12, "Set3")[ as.integer(colData(rld)[colnames(as.matrix(dist.rld)) ,"sample_group"]) ]

and clustering like this


then I draw the heatmap with this

heatmap.2( as.matrix(dist.rld), Rowv = as.dendrogram(hc), trace="none", scale="none", symm=T, RowSideColors=sideCols)

The problem is that the color vector for RowSideColors needs to be in the order in which the rows will appear. How do I get that information out of the dendrogram as.dendrogram(hc)?

I saw a comment here claiming that the order of the colors would be automatically adjusted according to the re-ordering of the rows/coloumns but I guess that will only happen if heatmap.2 does the clustering and not when you supply a ready-made dendrogram, right?

Thanks for your help!

================ EDIT: Problem solved  ==========

Sorry, my bad - turns out that the problem was with my input data. This does actually work with the code I have posted above and the colors are ordered correctly.



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tospo40 wrote:

Problems solved, see edit in OP

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