Question: How To Export Normalized Counts From Edger
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7.3 years ago by
Danville, PA
Rm7.9k wrote:

Is normalized counts stored in "$pseudo.alt" after estimating common dispersion?

## edgeR run script
setwd("C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/")

# define input Expression file name to read
input <- "test.exp.txt"

# input Expression file <- read.delim(input)

# read the sample columns
d <-[,2:204]  # Edit it accordingly

# read row or gene names
rownames(d) <-[,1]

# define the groups
group <- c(rep("A",68),rep("B",65),rep("C",70))  # Edit it accordingly

##edgeR stores data in a simple list-based data object called a DGEList. The function readDGE makes a DGEList object directly.
d <- DGEList(counts = d, group=group)

## By default, calcNormFactors uses the TMM method and the sample whose 75%-ile (of library-scale-scaled counts) is closest to the mean of 75%-iles as the reference.
d = calcNormFactors(d)

##To estimate common dispersion:
## The common dispersion is the "squared coefficient of variation", where the coefficient of variation gives the amount of variability in the true abundance for each gene between replicates
#The square root of the common dispersion gives the coefficientcient of variation of biological variation (BCV)#
d = estimateCommonDisp(d, verbose=TRUE)

# Normalized counts ???
# export Normalized counts table to a file 
write.table(d$pseudo.alt, file="TMM_edgeR_Normalized.test.exp.txt", row.names = TRUE, col.names = TRUE, sep = "\t" )
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.8 years ago by eduardo.andres.leon0 • written 7.3 years ago by Rm7.9k

Can't you simply test this explicitly by plotting the data against the input counts? Or examining the summary characteristics (i.e. mean, median)?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.3 years ago by seidel6.9k

I am having the same issue, I don't understand how to extract normalized count table after finding calcNormFactors, as the manual says 'users are advised not to interpret the psuedo-counts as general-purpose normalized counts

How did you resolved this?​'.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.0 years ago by IrK40

A: output TMM normalized counts with edgeR

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by Kevin Blighe53k
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6.8 years ago by
ganga.jeena30 wrote:

It has been clearly mentioned in the edgeR guide that : "Although the idea of the pseudo-counts is to equalize the library sizes, pseudo-counts do not have a simple interpretation as normalized counts because they depend on the experimental design as well as on the library sizes. We do not recommend that they are used for other purposes"

Regards, Ganga Jeena

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.8 years ago by ganga.jeena30

@Ganga Jeena: thanks for the information...

ADD REPLYlink written 6.8 years ago by Rm7.9k


what is the normalized counts tag now? How will I get an output of the normalized count matrix now with edgeR? d$pseudo.counts does not work now it seems?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.4 years ago by ivivek_ngs4.9k
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7.3 years ago by
Arun2.3k wrote:

Yes, pseudo.alt is the normalised count. I remember checking for the same. However you should consider estimating tag-wise dispersions as well.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.3 years ago by Arun2.3k

@Arun; thanks...

ADD REPLYlink written 7.3 years ago by Rm7.9k

Its d$pseudo.counts in the latest version of edgeR (3.0.0)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.3 years ago by Rm7.9k
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3.8 years ago by
eduardo.andres.leon0 wrote:

Try this

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.8 years ago by eduardo.andres.leon0
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