I have been using the following tutorial by Stephen Turner and Will Bush to look at some RNA-seq data.
Looking into GAGE's documentation, it looks like they are using it in a somewhat non-standard way. Specifically, it looks like they are using it to conduct a GSEA-esque analysis, feeding it a vector of fold changes annotated by Entrez IDs and looking for enrichment within pathways contained in the
Were this a standard GSEA analysis, I would order transcripts by log2 fold change prior to analysis. In this use case of GAGE, should transcripts also be rank ordered prior to analysis? Running it both ways appears to make a large difference, at least in the case of my data.