Question: Normalization of Affymetrix data
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3.5 years ago by
XBria50
germany
XBria50 wrote:

Hi everyone !

I have normalized data,however the result seems not normal; after normalization of 11 probes (14 samples) , all points are regularly presented between 200-400.

Thanks !

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.5 years ago by Lemire380 • written 3.5 years ago by XBria50
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3.5 years ago by
cpad011211k
India
cpad011211k wrote:

Could you please address following doubts I have:

1) What normalization method did you use?

2) Are you expecting any thing different than existing normalized values?

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by cpad011211k

Of course !

I normalized my data by Quantile normalization method in Matlab.

I suppose both figures of pre and post normalization are different. The normalized one should not be too regularly presented though. At least some differences should be seen.

I 'm curious to know if it is normal ,what may be the reason behind this presenting.

thanks !

ADD REPLYlink written 3.5 years ago by XBria50

In general, once normalized, the extent of data normalization is property of raw data it self and the method used for normalization. There are several ways to check the effect of normalization, visually. Plot MA plots assuming that you are working on expression chips. 1) Plot MA values and check IQR and R2 for Normalized Vs Raw data 2) Plot data using Box plots. These plots should be able to tell you visually, if your data is normalized or not, compared to raw data. However it is difficult to give the data range post normalization as it depends on the raw data range.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.5 years ago • written 3.5 years ago by cpad011211k

Thank you so much ! :)

I'm gonna check it.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.5 years ago by XBria50
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3.5 years ago by
XBria50
germany
XBria50 wrote:

Of course !

I normalized my data by Quantile normalization method in Matlab.

I suppose both figures of pre and post normalization are different. The normalized one should not be too regularly presented though. At least some differences should be seen.

I 'm curious to know if it is normal ,what may be the reason behind this presenting.

thanks !

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by XBria50
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3.5 years ago by
Lemire380
Canada
Lemire380 wrote:

Maria, I think your problem is a semantic one. Normalization does not mean that the end result will be normal (gaussian).  Normalization here refers to the process of reducing non-biological (e.g. technical) variation.  If your raw data doesn't look bell-shaped, your quantile-normalized data won't look bell-shaped either. 

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by Lemire380

simply put, quantile normalization makes the distribution same across the chips and per se it won't change the distribution of input data.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.5 years ago by cpad011211k
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