Large biological data, which are often noisy and high-dimensional, have become increasingly prevalent in biology and medicine. There is a real need for good training in statistics, from data exploration through to analysis and interpretation. This book provides an overview of statistical and dimension reduction methods for high-throughput biological data, with a specific focus on data integration. It starts with some biological background, key concepts underlying the multivariate methods, and then covers an array of methods implemented using the mixOmics package in R.
- Provides a broad and accessible overview of methods for multi-omics data integration
- Covers a wide range of multivariate methods, each designed to answer specific biological questions
- Includes comprehensive visualisation techniques to aid in data interpretation
- Includes many worked examples and case studies using real data
- Includes reproducible R code for each multivariate method, using the mixOmics package
The book is suitable for researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines wishing to apply these methods to obtain new and deeper insights into biological mechanisms and biomedical problems. The suite of tools introduced in this book will enable students and scientists to work at the interface between, and provide critical collaborative expertise to, biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians and clinicians.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|44 pages
Modern biology and multivariate analysis
part Part II|48 pages
mixOmics under the hood
part Part III|190 pages
mixOmics in action