TxDb-class

TxDb objects

The TxDb class is a container for storing transcript annotations.

See ?FeatureDb for a more generic container for storing genomic locations of an arbitrary type of genomic features.

See ?makeTxDbFromUCSC and ?makeTxDbFromBiomart for convenient ways to make TxDb objects from UCSC or BioMart online resources.

See ?makeTxDbFromGFF for making a TxDb object from annotations available as a GFF3 or GTF file.

Keywords
classes, methods
Methods

In the code snippets below, x is a TxDb object.

metadata(x): Return x's metadata in a data frame.
seqlevels0(x): Get the sequence levels originally in x. This ignores any change the user might have made to the sequence levels with the seqlevels setter.
seqlevels(x), seqlevels(x) <- value: Get or set the sequence levels in x.
seqinfo(x), seqinfo(x) <- value: Get or set the information about the underlying sequences. Note that, for now, the setter only supports replacement of the sequence names, i.e., except for their sequence names (accessed with seqnames(value) and seqnames(seqinfo(x)), respectively), Seqinfo objects value (supplied) and seqinfo(x) (current) must be identical.
isActiveSeq(x): Return the currently active sequences for this txdb object as a named logical vector. Only active sequences will be tapped when using the supplied accessor methods. Inactive sequences will be ignored. By default, all available sequences will be active.
isActiveSeq(x) <- value: Allows the user to change which sequences will be actively accessed by the accessor methods by altering the contents of this named logical vector.
seqlevelsStyle(x), seqlevelsStyle(x) <- value: Get or set the seqname style for x. See the seqlevelsStyle generic getter and setter in the GenomeInfoDb package for more information.
as.list(x): Dump the entire db into a list of data frames, say txdb_dump, that can then be used to recreate the original db with do.call(makeTxDb, txdb_dump) with no loss of information (except possibly for some of the metadata). Note that the transcripts are dumped in the same order in all the data frames.

See Also

Aliases
  • TxDb-class
  • class:TxDb
  • TxDb
  • species,TxDb-method
  • organism,TxDb-method
  • seqlevels0,TxDb-method
  • seqlevels<-,TxDb-method
  • seqinfo,TxDb-method
  • isActiveSeq
  • isActiveSeq<-
  • isActiveSeq,TxDb-method
  • isActiveSeq<-,TxDb-method
  • show,TxDb-method
  • as.list,TxDb-method
Examples
txdb_file <- system.file("extdata", "Biomart_Ensembl_sample.sqlite",
                         package="GenomicFeatures")
txdb <- loadDb(txdb_file)
txdb

## Use of seqinfo():
seqlevelsStyle(txdb)
seqinfo(txdb)
seqlevels(txdb)
seqlengths(txdb)  # shortcut for 'seqlengths(seqinfo(txdb))'
isCircular(txdb)  # shortcut for 'isCircular(seqinfo(txdb))'
names(which(isCircular(txdb)))

## You can set user-supplied seqlevels on 'txdb' to restrict any further
## operations to a subset of chromosomes:
seqlevels(txdb) <- c("Y", "6")
## Then you can restore the seqlevels stored in the db:
seqlevels(txdb) <- seqlevels0(txdb)

## Use of as.list():
txdb_dump <- as.list(txdb)
txdb_dump
txdb1 <- do.call(makeTxDb, txdb_dump)
stopifnot(identical(as.list(txdb1), txdb_dump))
Documentation reproduced from package GenomicFeatures, version 1.24.4, License: Artistic-2.0

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