Thomas Pedersen

Thomas Pedersen

10 packages on CRAN

2 packages on GitHub

5 packages on Bioconductor

ggforce

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The aim of 'ggplot2' is to aid in visual data investigations. This focus has led to a lack of facilities for composing specialised plots. 'ggforce' aims to be a collection of mainly new stats and geoms that fills this gap. All additional functionality is aimed to come through the official extension system so using 'ggforce' should be a stable experience.

ggraph

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The grammar of graphics as implemented in ggplot2 is a poor fit for graph and network visualizations due to its reliance on tabular data input. ggraph is an extension of the ggplot2 API tailored to graph visualizations and provides the same flexible approach to building up plots layer by layer.

shinyFiles

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Provides functionality for client-side navigation of the server side file system in shiny apps. In case the app is running locally this gives the user direct access to the file system without the need to "download" files to a temporary location. Both file and folder selection as well as file saving is available.

tidygraph

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A graph, while not "tidy" in itself, can be thought of as two tidy data frames describing node and edge data respectively. 'tidygraph' provides an approach to manipulate these two virtual data frames using the API defined in the 'dplyr' package, as well as provides tidy interfaces to a lot of common graph algorithms.

lime

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When building complex models, it is often difficult to explain why the model should be trusted. While global measures such as accuracy are useful, they cannot be used for explaining why a model made a specific prediction. 'lime' (a port of the 'lime' 'Python' package) is a method for explaining the outcome of black box models by fitting a local model around the point in question an perturbations of this point. The approach is described in more detail in the article by Ribeiro et al. (2016) <arXiv:1602.04938>.

densityClust

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An implementation of the clustering algorithm described by Alex Rodriguez and Alessandro Laio (Science, 2014 vol. 344), along with tools to inspect and visualize the results.

scico

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Colour choice in information visualisation is important in order to avoid being mislead by inherent bias in the used colour palette. The 'scico' package provides access to the perceptually uniform and colour-blindness friendly palettes developed by Fabio Crameri and released under the "Scientific Colour-Maps" moniker. The package contains 17 different palettes and includes both diverging and sequential types.

fiery

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A very flexible framework for building server side logic in R. The framework is unopinionated when it comes to how HTTP requests and WebSocket messages are handled and supports all levels of app complexity; from serving static content to full-blown dynamic web-apps. Fiery does not hold your hand as much as e.g. the shiny package does, but instead sets you free to create your web app the way you want.

curry

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Partial application is the process of reducing the arity of a function by fixing one or more arguments, thus creating a new function lacking the fixed arguments. The curry package provides three different ways of performing partial function application by fixing arguments from either end of the argument list (currying and tail currying) or by fixing multiple named arguments (partial application). This package provides this functionality through the %<%, %-<%, and %><% operators which allows for a programming style comparable to modern functional languages. Compared to other implementations such a purrr::partial() the operators in curry composes functions with named arguments, aiding in autocomplete etc.

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Pure set data visualization approaches are often limited in scalability due to the combinatorial explosion of distinct set families as the number of sets under investigation increases. hierarchicalSets applies a set centric hierarchical clustering of the sets under investigation and uses this hierarchy as a basis for a range of scalable visual representations. hierarchicalSets is especially well suited for collections of sets that describe comparable comparable entities as it relies on the sets to have a meaningful relational structure.

particles

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Simulating particle movement in 2D space has many application. The 'particles' package implements a particle simulator based on the ideas behind the 'd3-force' 'JavaScript' library. 'particles' implements all forces defined in 'd3-force' as well as others such as vector fields, traps, and attractors.

FindMyFriends

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A framework for doing microbial comparative genomics in R. The main purpose of the package is assisting in the creation of pangenome matrices where genes from related organisms are grouped by similarity, as well as the analysis of these data. FindMyFriends provides many novel approaches to doing pangenome analysis and supports a gene grouping algorithm that scales linearly, thus making the creation of huge pangenomes feasible.

MSGFgui

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This package makes it possible to perform analyses using the MSGFplus package in a GUI environment. Furthermore it enables the user to investigate the results using interactive plots, summary statistics and filtering. Lastly it exposes the current results to another R session so the user can seamlessly integrate the gui into other workflows.

MSGFplus

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This package contains function to perform peptide identification using MS-GF+

mzID

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A parser for mzIdentML files implemented using the XML package. The parser tries to be general and able to handle all types of mzIdentML files with the drawback of having less 'pretty' output than a vendor specific parser. Please contact the maintainer with any problems and supply an mzIdentML file so the problems can be fixed quickly.

PanVizGenerator

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PanViz is a JavaScript based visualisation tool for functionaly annotated pangenomes. PanVizGenerator is a companion for PanViz that facilitates the necessary data preprocessing step necessary to create a working PanViz visualization. The output is fully self-contained so the recipient of the visualization does not need R or PanVizGenerator installed.

patchwork

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The 'ggplot2' package provides a strong API for sequentially building up a plot, but does not concern itself with composition of multiple plots. 'patchwork' is a package that expands the API to allow for arbitrarily complex composition of plots by providing mathmatical operators for combining multiple plots. Other packages that addresses this need (but with a different approach) are 'gridExtra' and 'cowplot'.