Homework: Introduction to the Tidyverse (~4hrs) - due before the start of class on Oct 2nd.
Now that we’ve aligned our reads, it’s time to discuss units for measuring gene expression. We’ll discuss differences between RPKM and TPM, and how these units relate to basic properties of your reference file and data. We’ll also discuss normalization within and between samples. To conclude this class, we’ll fire up RStudio and take a look at our first script.
- Review steps from last class (using Kallisto).
- Discuss output from Kallisto and units of measurement for RNAseq and ‘normalization’
- Open and discuss our first script, including installation of packages
What the FPKM? - Blog post by Harold Pimentel discussing within sample normalization and the meaning of RNAseq expression units
Between sample normalization in RNAseq - another great blog post from Harold Pimentel on between-sample normalization.