[Bioc-devel] ordering GenomicRanges without regard for strand
hpages at fhcrc.org
Fri Jan 17 00:02:06 CET 2014
Just a quick update on this.
I added unstrand() to BiocGenerics 0.9.3. Following the same approach
as for unname(), I didn't make it a generic function, just a convenience
wrapper to the generic strand setter (‘strand<-’):
unstrand <- function(x)
strand(x) <- "*"
However I still decided to put it in BiocGenerics so it's close to the
generic strand getter and setter (and is documented in the same man
page). Just seems the right place for it even though it's not a generic
Still need to add the 'ignore.strand' arg to the "sort" method for
On 12/17/2013 02:24 PM, Marcus Davy wrote:
> I noticed that gaps(), reduce() etc are conditioned by strand information in a GRanges object, so having functionality to unstrand(), would be good, as that was the workaround I used when finding gaps between repeat regions by removing strand information from the Granges object to mimic output from 'bedtools complement -i [FILE]'
> Note old installation tested.
> R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30)
> Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)
>  C
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> other attached packages:
>  lattice_0.20-10 car_2.0-19 plyr_1.8
>  rtracklayer_1.18.2 GenomicRanges_1.10.7 NGS_0.9.4
>  Biostrings_2.26.3 IRanges_1.16.6 BiocGenerics_0.4.0
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  BSgenome_1.26.1 MASS_7.3-23 RCurl_1.95-4.1 Rsamtools_1.10.2
>  XML_3.98-1.1 bitops_1.0-5 grid_2.15.0 nnet_7.3-6
>  parallel_2.15.0 stats4_2.15.0 tools_2.15.0 zlibbioc_1.4.0
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> From: bioc-devel-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:bioc-devel-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Hervé Pagès
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 December 2013 8:27 p.m.
> To: Kasper Daniel Hansen
> Cc: Michael Lawrence; bioc-devel at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] ordering GenomicRanges without regard for strand
> OK. Let's go for unstrand() too. Will add this in the next few days.
> On 12/12/2013 05:07 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
>> we should have the argument for sort, but I also find unstrand() to be
>> a great idea.
>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Hervé Pagès <hpages at fhcrc.org
>> <mailto:hpages at fhcrc.org>> wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>> Feels like Christmas is not far away ;-)
>> Right now only the "match" method in the GenomicRanges-comparison.R
>> family supports the 'ignore.strand' arg and I think it would be a good
>> thing to have other "comparison" methods support it. It's too bad
>> for order() though (but maybe there is a way to hack the definition of
>> the generic in BiocGeneric?). Should be easy for sort(). Will do.
>> On 12/12/2013 01:44 PM, Michael Lawrence wrote:
>> It is very common to want to order a GenomicRanges by *position*
>> but not
>> strand. Would be nice to have an ignore.strand argument for ordering
>> GenomicRanges. I realize that this is not possible by the order
>> But it would be possible for sort().
>> I also realize that someone could do this:
>> gr2 <- gr
>> strand(gr2) <- "*"
>> But that is long-winded. Perhaps there could be an unstrand()?
>> But this is still better:
>> sort(gr, ignore.strand=TRUE)
>> Sound like a good thing?
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