edgeR (version 3.14.0)

plotBCV: Plot Biological Coefficient of Variation

Description

Plot the genewise biological coefficient of variation (BCV) against gene abundance (in log2 counts per million).

Usage

plotBCV(y, xlab="Average log CPM", ylab="Biological coefficient of variation", pch=16, cex=0.2, col.common="red", col.trend="blue", col.tagwise="black", ...)

Arguments

y
a DGEList object.
xlab
label for the x-axis.
ylab
label for the y-axis.
pch
the plotting symbol. See points for more details.
cex
plot symbol expansion factor. See points for more details.
col.common
color of line showing common dispersion
col.trend
color of line showing dispersion trend
col.tagwise
color of points showing genewise dispersions. Note that `tag' and `gene' are synonymous here.
...
any other arguments are passed to plot.

Value

A plot is created on the current graphics device.

Details

The BCV is the square root of the negative binomial dispersion. This function displays the common, trended and genewise BCV estimates.

Examples

BCV.true <- 0.1
y <- DGEList(matrix(rnbinom(6000, size = 1/BCV.true^2, mu = 10),1000,6))
y <- estimateCommonDisp(y)
y <- estimateTrendedDisp(y)
y <- estimateTagwiseDisp(y)
plotBCV(y)