[R] How to avoid losing a sample as reference running an individual differential expression analysis (LIMMA)

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue Feb 10 04:15:38 CET 2009

Dmitriy Verkhoturov <verkhoturovdm at yahoo.com> writes:

> Hello listmemebers,
> I have data from two-color microarray expression profiling experiments
> where 3 whole brain (WB) samples were compared to 3 Mauthner Cells
> (MC) in a loop design (-> MC #1 -> WB #1 -> MC #2 -> WB #2 -> MC #3 ->
> WB #3 -> MC #1 ->). In addition to phenotype analysis I would also
> like to run an individual analysis making all pair-wise
> comparisons. I'm using the LIMMA package in R to do this. The problem
> is that the contrast matrix that you have to set up requires that one
> of the samples be designated as a reference, but in doing so you lose
> the sample. My question is this, is it possible to run individual
> analysis with this data set without losing one as a reference point?

Hi Dmitriy --

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> Many thanks in advance, Dmitriy
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