Question: Plotting A Pie-Chart Of Molecular Function Using Gene Ontology Method?
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8.5 years ago by
J.F.Jiang820 wrote:

Hello, every Biostar user: In papers related with GO explanation, a beautiful pie-chart graph always came out to elucidate the molecular function enrichment distribution (percentage). And some papers mentioned that the pie-chart was produced by DAVID system.

Here, i got 200 gene symbols without any p-value or expression data. When i put the gene symbols into DAVID as gene list, I only got the classification of each GO component but can not find the place to draw a pie-chart graph.

And i tried several other softwares with failure because of the need of exprssion data or p value.

So, how can i get this picture by using those gene symbols only? Is there any webserver or softwares for this calculation?

Thank you!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.3 years ago by Khader Shameer18k • written 8.5 years ago by J.F.Jiang820

please upload an example of what you are talking about

ADD REPLYlink written 8.5 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig19k
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8.5 years ago by
University of Manchester, UK
Ian5.6k wrote:

There are a couple of tools that give interesting displays of GO term analyses:


REViGO (not a pie chart, but interesting display)

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.5 years ago by Ian5.6k
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8.5 years ago by
United States
Caddymob980 wrote:

Some truth from the R pie chart man page:

"Pie charts are a very bad way of displaying information. The eye is good at judging linear measures and bad at judging relative areas. A bar chart or dot chart is a preferable way of displaying this type of data.

pie {graphics}

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.5 years ago by Caddymob980

Thank you for your comment. But is there any tools or softwares that can do this ontology enrichment and then give the pie-chart figure?

ADD REPLYlink written 8.5 years ago by J.F.Jiang820
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8.4 years ago by
Manhattan, NY
Khader Shameer18k wrote:

If you are looking for a quick way to generate a pie chart, You can use Panther Classification System for generating such a pie chart. You can either visualize it in a complete/partial ontology level or use your custom gene lists for generating one.

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If you need detailed plot using your own data: you can use a generic GO term enrichment tool and then use the ratio of genes - terms to generate a pie-chart using a standard plotting program/tool.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.4 years ago by Khader Shameer18k
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