DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.discordant  

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The Discordant Method: A Novel Approach for Differential Correlation

Bioconductor version: Development (3.18)

Discordant is an R package that identifies pairs of features that correlate differently between phenotypic groups, with application to -omics data sets. Discordant uses a mixture model that “bins” molecular feature pairs based on their type of coexpression or coabbundance. Algorithm is explained further in "Differential Correlation for Sequencing Data"" (Siska et al. 2016).

Author: Charlotte Siska [aut], McGrath Max [aut, cre], Katerina Kechris [aut, cph, ths]

Maintainer: McGrath Max <max.mcgrath at ucdenver.edu>

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