[BioC] edgeR: new defaults of estimateTagwiseDisp and exactTest

Zhuzhu Zhang zhuzhuz at email.unc.edu
Thu Mar 7 01:22:06 CET 2013

Dear All,

I'm running edgeR 3.0.8 and notice that the results are considerably 
different than those from older versions. I realized that it was likely 
due to the different prior.df I used in Function estimateTagwiseDisp, 
thanks to an earlier discussion on the list-

I have a few more questions:

1. How to choose a proper prior.df (or prior.n)?

2. How is the new default method of exactText different from the old 
default (rejection.region = "smallp")? How does it improve the performance?

3. In general, what parameters should I tune for different datasets, 
when using function estimateTagwiseDisp and exactTest? I used the 
defaults but realized that they may not be most appropriate.

Thank you for your time and attention. Any suggestions and comments 
would be extremely helpful and appreciated.


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