Question: Please Explain Window Size and Step Size
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8 months ago by
crcarroll40
crcarroll40 wrote:

Hi,

In regards to a sliding window analysis, can someone explain and differentiate the concepts of "window size" and "step size"?

Thank you

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modified 8 months ago by RamRS30k • written 8 months ago by crcarroll40
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8 months ago by
RamRS30k
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
RamRS30k wrote:

A sliding window analysis has two components: sliding and window. "Window size" is the size of the window, which is the length of the sequence you're looking at each time in the analysis. "Step size" is the size of the "sliding" action, which is the length of sequence you move between each window.

For example, in the sequence "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB", if window size = 3 and step size = 5,

``````MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

MAR___________________ #window-1

1234512345 LI_________ #window-3

123451234512345LE ____ #window-4

12345123451234512345MB #window-5
``````

Very clear explanation. Thank you very much for taking the time!

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8 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum130k wrote:
``````position=0;
while(position< chromosome_length) {
do_something_between(position,position+window_size);
position = position + step_size;
}
``````