[R] Peak finding algorithm

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Fri Dec 10 03:54:15 CET 2004

If you are referring to something similar to LC-MS data, you might want to
take a look at the `mscalib' and/or `ppc' packages.  I haven't used those,
so don't know how relevant they are to what you have in mind.

[Searching for `peak' on Prof. Baron's R search site turned up those two


> From: Gene Cutler
> I'm sure there must be various peak-finding algorithms out 
> there.  Not 
> knowing of any, I have written one myself*, but I thought I'd ask to 
> see what's out there.
> Basically, I have a 2-dimensional data set and I want to 
> identify local 
> peaks in the data, while ignoring "trivial" peaks.  My naive 
> algorithm 
> first identifies every peak and valley (point of inflection change in 
> the graph), then shaves off shallow peaks and valleys based on an 
> arbitrary depth parameter, then returns whatever is left.  This 
> produces decent results, but, again, I'd like to know what other 
> implementations are available.
> (* source available on request)
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