This function calculates the column-wise coefficient of variation (CV), i.e. the ration between the standard deviation and the mean, for the features in an MSnSet. The CVs are calculated for the groups of features defined by groupBy. For groups defined by single features, NA is returned.

featureCV(x, groupBy, na.rm = TRUE, norm = "none", suffix = NULL)

Arguments

x

An instance of class MSnSet.

groupBy

An object of class factor defining how to summarise the features.

na.rm

A logical(1) defining whether missing values should be removed.

norm

One of normalisation methods applied prior to CV calculation. See normalise() for more details. Here, the default is 'none', i.e. no normalisation.

suffix

A character(1) to be used to name the new CV columns. Default is NULL to ignore this. This argument should be set when CV values are already present in the MSnSet feature variables.

Value

A matrix of dimensions length(levels(groupBy)) by ncol(x) with the respecive CVs. The column names are formed by pasting CV. and the sample names of object x, possibly suffixed by .suffix.

See also

Author

Laurent Gatto and Sebastian Gibb

Examples

data(msnset)
msnset <- msnset[1:4]
gb <- factor(rep(1:2, each = 2))
featureCV(msnset, gb)
#>   CV.iTRAQ4.114 CV.iTRAQ4.115 CV.iTRAQ4.116 CV.iTRAQ4.117
#> 1     0.4116294   0.672121019     0.9798589     1.1049021
#> 2     0.1010699   0.005077863     0.1128963     0.2347332
featureCV(msnset, gb, suffix = "2")
#>   CV.iTRAQ4.114.2 CV.iTRAQ4.115.2 CV.iTRAQ4.116.2 CV.iTRAQ4.117.2
#> 1       0.4116294     0.672121019       0.9798589       1.1049021
#> 2       0.1010699     0.005077863       0.1128963       0.2347332