# plotMAhex

##### MA-plot using hexagon bins

Creates an MA-plot using hexagons with color/glyph coding for control spots.

- Keywords
- hplot

##### Usage

```
plotMAhex(MA, array = 1, xlab = "A", ylab = "M",
main = colnames(MA)[array], xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL,
status = NULL, values, pch, col, cex, nbin = 40,
zero.weights = FALSE, style = "colorscale", legend = 1.2,
lcex = 1, minarea = 0.04, maxarea = 0.8, mincnt = 2,
maxcnt = NULL, trans = NULL, inv = NULL, colorcut = NULL,
border = NULL, density = NULL, pen = NULL,
colramp = function(n) { LinGray(n, beg = 90, end = 15) },
newpage = TRUE, type = c("p", "l", "n"),
xaxt = c("s", "n"), yaxt = c("s", "n"),
verbose = getOption("verbose"))
```

##### Arguments

- MA
- an
`RGList`

,`MAList`

or`MArrayLM`

object, or any list with components`M`

containing log-ratios and`A`

containing average intensities. Alternatively a`matrix`

,`Affybatch`

or`ExpressionSet`

object. - array
- integer giving the array to be plotted. Corresponds to
columns of
`M`

and`A`

. - xlab, ylab, main
- character strings giving label for x-axis, y-axis or main tile of the plot.
- xlim, ylim
- numeric vectors of length 2 giving limits for x-axis (or y-axis respectively), defaulting to min and max of the data.
- status
- character vector giving the control status of each spot
on the array, of same length as the number of rows of
`MA$M`

. If omitted, all points are plotted in the default color, symbol and size. - values
- character vector giving values of
`status`

to be highlighted on the plot. Defaults to unique values of`status`

. Ignored if there is no`status`

vector. - pch
- vector or list of plotting characters. Default to integer code 16.
Ignored is there is no
`status`

vector. - col
- numeric or character vector of colors, of the same length
as
`values`

. Defaults to`1:length(values)`

. Ignored if there is no`status`

vector. - cex
- numeric vector of plot symbol expansions, of the the same
length as
`values`

. Defaults to 0.2 for the most common status value and 1 for the others. Ignored if there is no`status`

vector. - nbin
- Number of bins
- zero.weights
- logical, should spots with zero or negative weights be plotted?
- style
- string specifying the style of hexagon plot,
see
`grid.hexagons`

for the possibilities. - legend
- numeric width of the legend in inches of
`FALSE`

. In the latter case, or when`0`

, no legend is not produced. - lcex
- characters expansion size for the text in the legend.
- minarea
- fraction of cell area for the lowest count.
- maxarea
- fraction of the cell area for the largest count.
- mincnt
- cells with fewer counts are ignored.
- maxcnt
- cells with more counts are ignored.
- trans
`function`

specifying a transformation for the counts such as`sqrt`

.- inv
- the inverse transformation of
`trans`

. - colorcut
- vector of values covering [0, 1] that determine
hexagon color class boundaries and hexagon legend size boundaries.
Alternatively, an integer (
`<= maxcnt<="" code="">) specifying the`

*number*of equispaced colorcut values in [0,1]. - border, density, pen
- color for polygon borders and filling of
each hexagon drawn, passed to
`grid.hexagons`

. - colramp
- function accepting an integer
`n`

as an argument and returning n colors. - newpage
- should a new page start?
- type, xaxt, yaxt
- strings to be used (when set to
`"n"`

) for suppressing the plotting of hexagon symbols, or the x- or y-axis, respectively. - verbose
- logical indicating if some diagnostic output should happen.

##### Details

An MA-plot is a plot of log-intensity ratios (M-values) versus
log-intensity averages (A-values). If `MA`

is an `RGList`

or
`MAList`

then this function produces an ordinary within-array
MA-plot. If `MA`

is an `MArrayLM`

object, then the plot is an
fitted model MA-plot in which the estimated coefficient is on the y-axis
and the average A-value is on the x-axis.

If `MA`

is a `matrix`

or `ExpressionSet`

object, then this
function produces a between-array MA-plot. In this case the A-values in
the plot are the average log-intensities across the arrays and the
M-values are the deviations of the log-intensities for the specified
array from the average. If there are more than five arrays, then the
average is computed robustly using medians. With five or fewer arrays,
it is computed by means.

The `status`

vector is intended to specify the control status of
each spot, for example "gene", "ratio control", "house keeping gene",
"buffer" and so on. The vector is usually computed using the function
`controlStatus`

from package

The arguments `values`

, `pch`

, `col`

and `cex`

can be included as attributes to `status`

instead of being
passed as arguments to `plotMA`

.

See `points`

for possible values for `pch`

,
`col`

and `cex`

.

##### Value

- A plot is created on the current graphics device. and a list with the following items is returned invisibly:
plot.vp the `hexViewport`

constructed and used.legend.vp if a legend has been produced, its `viewport`

.hbin a `hexbin`

object built with A as the x coordinate and M as the y coordinate.

##### References

See

##### See Also

`plotMA`

from package `gplot.hexbin`

.

##### Examples

```
if(require(marray)){ data(swirl)
hb <- plotMAhex(swirl[,1],newpage=FALSE,
main = "M vs A plot with hexagons", legend=0)
hexVP.abline(hb$plot.vp,h=0,col=gray(.6))
hexMA.loess(hb)
}
```

*Documentation reproduced from package hexbin, version 1.29.0, License: GPL-2*