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== Download the R package (includes the Flash applet) ==
 
== Download the R package (includes the Flash applet) ==
* [http://www2.unil.ch/cbg/software/expressionview/r/ExpressionView_0.2.6_windows.zip Windows binary package]
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* [http://www2.unil.ch/cbg/software/expressionview/r/ExpressionView_0.2.6_macosx_32.tar.gz Mac OS X 32 bit binary package], [http://www2.unil.ch/cbg/software/expressionview/r/ExpressionView_0.2.6_macosx_64.tar.gz Mac OS X 64 bit binary package]
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To use the ExpressionView R package you will need a working [http://www.r-project.org GNU R] installation.
* [http://www2.unil.ch/cbg/software/expressionview/r/ExpressionView_0.2.6_source.tar.gz Source package]
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Note that ExpressionView requires the '''[[ISA|eisa R package]]'''.
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As of the 23rd of April, 2010, the ExpressionView package is an official [http://www.bioconductor.org BioConductor] package.
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ExpressionView depends on a number of other R packages: isa2, Biobase, AnnotationDbi, etc. The good news is that all these dependencies are installed automatically, and all you need to do is to start R and type in
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  source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
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  biocLite("ExpressionView")
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at your R prompt. See [http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/ExpresionView.html the eisa package page at the BioConductor website] for details.
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Alternatively, you can also download the package from here:
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* '''[http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.zip Microsoft Windows (32 bit)]''' <br/>Download [http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.zip this file], save it in a temporary directory, and then start R. From the Packages menu choose '<code>Install packages from local zip files</code>' and select the saved file.
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* '''[http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/win64/ExpressionView_1.0.0.zip Microsoft Windows (64 bit)]''' <br/>Download [http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/win64/ExpressionView_1.0.0.zip this file], save it in a temporary directory, and then start R. From the Packages menu choose '<code>Install packages from local zip files</code>' and select the saved file.
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* '''[http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.tgz Mac OSX (Leopard)]''' <br/> Download and install [http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.tgz this file].
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* '''[http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.tar.gz Linux and Unix systems, R source package]''' <br/> Download [http://www.unil.ch/cbg/homepage/downloads/ExpressionView_1.0.0.tar.gz this file], save it in a temporary directory, and start R. Install the downloaded package using the <code>install.packages()</code> function: give the full path of the saved file and use the '<code>repos=NULL</code>' argument of <code>install.packages()</code>.
  
 
== Download the stand-alone viewer (Adobe AIR) ==
 
== Download the stand-alone viewer (Adobe AIR) ==

Revision as of 20:18, 26 May 2010

Screenshot of the ExpressionView applet



ExpressionView is an R package that provides an interactive environment to explore biclusters identified in gene expression data. A sophisticated ordering algorithm is used to present the biclusters in a visually appealing layout. From this overview, the user can select individual biclusters and access all the biologically relevant data associated with it. The package is aimed to facilitate the collaboration between bioinformaticians and life scientists who are not familiar with the R language.

Contents

Demos

Requirements and installation

Download the R package (includes the Flash applet)

To use the ExpressionView R package you will need a working GNU R installation.

As of the 23rd of April, 2010, the ExpressionView package is an official BioConductor package.

ExpressionView depends on a number of other R packages: isa2, Biobase, AnnotationDbi, etc. The good news is that all these dependencies are installed automatically, and all you need to do is to start R and type in

 source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
 biocLite("ExpressionView")

at your R prompt. See the eisa package page at the BioConductor website for details.

Alternatively, you can also download the package from here:

Download the stand-alone viewer (Adobe AIR)

If you prefer a stand-alone viewer, you can download and install the Adobe AIR build ExpressionView.air (right-click to download file).
To run the program, you need the AIR runtime environment which you can get from Adobe.
ExpressionView creates files associations to .evf files, allowing you to simply double-click on such files to launch the viewer and load the data.

Download sample data

License

The ExpressionView package is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. For details, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html.

Screenshots

Tutorials

There are several tutorials describing how to use ExpressionView. The features of the R package are documented within the program. Just have a look at the ExpressionView help page after you have installed the package. Below, you can download the tutorial presenting the basic workflow and the description of the ordering algorithm. For the Flash applet, we have produced a few videos showing you how to use the program.

Getting started with ExpressionView

HTML PDF Rnw R code

Ordering algorithm used in ExpressionView

HTML PDF

ExpressionView File Format

HTML PDF

Flash applet

Installing the stand-alone version

Additional documentation and downloads

The Flash applet is written in ActionScript. It is open source and can be built from the command line using the Adobe Flex SDK or more conveniently with the Adobe Flex Builder IDE. For more information, visit the Flex website.

For the Flash applet, we have implemented components that could also be used in other applications. The most important one being the LargeBitmapData class that allows one to work with BitmapData of arbitrary size. In the standard BitmapData class, the maximum size for a BitmapData object is 8,192 pixels in width or height, and the total number of pixels cannot exceed 16,777,216 pixels. Note that the ResizablePanel class is no longer used in ExpressionView.