Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 17:33:53 CET 2010

```Thanks for the update.

-steve

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Michael Lawrence
<lawrence.michael at gene.com> wrote:
> Thanks Steve. Yes, the docs had it backwards. It was already fixed in devel;
> I just pushed it back to release. Sorry that this consumed your time.
>
> Michael
>
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Steve Lianoglou
> <mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think the holiday-over-eating is affecting my reading comprehension
>> skills. I'm having problems groking the documentation/functionality of
>> (for instance) precede, as it seems to return an integer vector that's
>> "backwards to" the documentation.
>>
>> For instance, for `precede(x, subject)`, the docs say:
>>
>>  precede returns an integer vector of the index of range in subject
>>  that ends before and closest to the start of each range in x. Note
>>  that any overlapping ranges are excluded. NA is returned when there
>>  are no qualifying ranges in subject.
>>
>> I am expecting an integer vector that is as long as x that indexes
>> *into* the subject ranges. I'm getting that, but I also expect that
>> the i'th value of the returned integer vector should be the index into
>> `subject` that is closest to and precedes the i'th range in x.
>>
>> Using the second example from the docs, we don't get this at all ...
>> in fact we get something of the opposite:
>>
>>  query <- IRanges(c(1, 3, 9), c(3, 7, 10))
>>  subject <- IRanges(c(3, 2, 10), c(3, 13, 12))
>>
>>  p <- precede(query, subject) # c(3L, 3L, NA)
>>
>> The way I'm reading the docs, shouldn't p[1] indicate that
>> subject[p[1]] "ends before and [is] closest to" query[1]? The returned
>> vector is rather telling me that query[1] precedes subject[p[1]].
>>
>> So, shouldn't the docs read something more like "precede returns an
>> integer vector of the index into the range of `subject` that
>> immediately follows the corresponding range in x (the query) ...
>> overlaps ignored, etc." Or something similar, no?
>>
>> R> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.12.1 (2010-12-16)
>> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>>
>> other attached packages:
>> [1] IRanges_1.8.7
>>
>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>> [1] tools_2.12.1
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -steve
>>
>> --
>> Steve Lianoglou
>> Graduate Student: Computational Systems Biology
>>  | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
>>  | Weill Medical College of Cornell University
>> Contact Info: http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos/contact
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