I am using enrichr to perform some enrichment analyses. In their documentation they say that you can indicate the background list, or simply a number of genes for the background:
background (int) – BioMart dataset name for retrieving background gene information. This argument only works when gene_sets input is a gmt file or python dict. You could also specify a number by yourself, e.g. total expressed genes number. In this case, you will skip retrieving background infos from biomart.
- Is it possible to provide this background as human gene symbols? If so, how?
- May I provide the background myself? I want to have a smaller set of genes as background.
- I'm unable to provide the size for the background as well, and even though I have
background=700, I still get
ValueError: backgroud should be set or int object
thanks in advance