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Methods to Find Pathways with Significantly Different Variability

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This package contains the functions to find the pathways that have significantly different variability than a reference gene set. It also finds the categories from this pathway that are significant where each category is a cluster of genes. The genes are separated into clusters by their level of variability.

Author: Laurence de Torrente, Samuel Zimmerman, Jessica Mar

Maintainer: Samuel Zimmerman <samuel.e.zimmerman at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("pathVar")):


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biocViews GeneSetEnrichment, GeneticVariability, Pathways, Software
Version 1.34.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.2 (R-3.2) (9 years)
License LGPL (>= 2.0)
Depends R (>= 3.3.0), methods, ggplot2, gridExtra
Imports EMT, mclust, Matching, data.table, stats, grDevices, graphics, utils
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