[BioC] limma design matrix question

Marcelo Luiz de Laia mlaia at fcav.unesp.br
Sat Nov 15 20:05:05 MET 2003

Hi All,

I have this targets:

> ka.rest.targets
  SlideNumber          FileNames      Cy3     Cy5
1           1 Ka_Rest_Rep_1.datr Control Treated
2           2 Ka_Rest_Rep_2.datr Control Treated
3           3 Ka_Rest_Rep_3.datr Control Treated

and I proceed

> design <- designMatrix(ka.rest.targets,ref="Control")
> design
1       1
2       1
3       1
> ?designMatrix

Is this correct??

I am confused because I read this in help:

"There is a need for design matrices for direct two-color design
 and for single-channel experiments but, this version is only for
 reference designs."
  targets <-
  designMatrix(targets, "Ref")"

In my case, "REF" is my control (Control)?

I don't understand the difference between the Reference and Control!


Marcelo Luiz de Laia, M.Sc.
Dep. de Tecnologia, Lab. Bioquímica e de Biologia Molecular
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