affy (version 1.50.0)

rma: Robust Multi-Array Average expression measure


This function converts an AffyBatch object into an ExpressionSet object using the robust multi-array average (RMA) expression measure.


rma(object, subset=NULL, verbose=TRUE, destructive=TRUE, normalize=TRUE, background=TRUE, bgversion=2, ...)


an AffyBatch object.
a character vector with the the names of the probesets to be used in expression calculation.
logical value. If TRUE, it writes out some messages indicating progress. If FALSE nothing should be printed.
logical value. If TRUE, works on the PM matrix in place as much as possible, good for large datasets.
logical value. If TRUE, normalize data using quantile normalization.
logical value. If TRUE, background correct using RMA background correction.
integer value indicating which RMA background to use 1: use background similar to pure R rma background given in affy version 1.0 - 1.0.2 2: use background similar to pure R rma background given in affy version 1.1 and above
further arguments to be passed (not currently implemented - stub for future use).


An ExpressionSet


This function computes the RMA (Robust Multichip Average) expression measure described in Irizarry et al Biostatistics (2003).

Note that this expression measure is given to you in log base 2 scale. This differs from most of the other expression measure methods.

Please note that the default background adjustment method was changed during the lead up to the Bioconductor 1.2 release. This means that this function and expresso should give results that directly agree.


Rafael. A. Irizarry, Benjamin M. Bolstad, Francois Collin, Leslie M. Cope, Bridget Hobbs and Terence P. Speed (2003), Summaries of Affymetrix GeneChip probe level data Nucleic Acids Research 31(4):e15

Bolstad, B.M., Irizarry R. A., Astrand M., and Speed, T.P. (2003), A Comparison of Normalization Methods for High Density Oligonucleotide Array Data Based on Bias and Variance. Bioinformatics 19(2):185-193

Irizarry, RA, Hobbs, B, Collin, F, Beazer-Barclay, YD, Antonellis, KJ, Scherf, U, Speed, TP (2003) Exploration, Normalization, and Summaries of High Density Oligonucleotide Array Probe Level Data. Biostatistics .Vol. 4, Number 2: 249-264

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Run this code
if (require(affydata)) {
  eset <- rma(Dilution)

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