Question: How to calculate the mutual information (MI) between two sites on a protein sequence?
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7 months ago by
Bjoux0
China/Changsha/CSU
Bjoux0 wrote:

How to calculate the mutual information (MI) between two sites on a protein sequence? what I need is a standalone tool or python script. Thanks.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 months ago by Jean-Karim Heriche15k • written 7 months ago by Bjoux0

I don’t really understand what you mean by mutual information? Can you elaborate?

ADD REPLYlink written 7 months ago by jrj.healey4.6k
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7 months ago by
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Jean-Karim Heriche15k wrote:

Mutual information is a concept from information theory that aims at quantifying how dependent two variables are. On multiple sequence alignments, it can be used to identify co-evolving sites and can be computed from the column entropy. This paper may be relevant. MI for alignments can be computed with the R package BioPhysConnectoR

ADD COMMENTlink written 7 months ago by Jean-Karim Heriche15k

Ah OK, I wasn't sure if it was an actual term or not but guessed it would probably be related to the column entropy.

ADD REPLYlink written 7 months ago by jrj.healey4.6k
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