Thursday, 2 June 2016

GOPlot package for visualizing functional omics data

I recently stumbled upon the GOPlot R package, developed by Wencke Walter and colleagues. The package provides some great tools for visualizing omics data. My favourite is the chord diagram, which captures the complex relationship between differential gene expression (shown on the left) and enriched functional categories (shown on the right)- here’s one I made for my ARVO conference poster this year:

The package is easy to use and provides a range of other plot options (bar plot, bubble plot, circle plot, cluster plot). I highly recommend you check it out!

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