[BioC] MvA plot

Gordon Smyth smyth at wehi.edu.au
Wed Feb 18 02:24:15 MET 2004

At 01:45 AM 18/02/2004, you wrote:
>Just a simple question: what does the "M" in MvA stand for. I'm assuming 
>"A" is average. I could not find the answer on the web.

M - minus (log R "minus" log G)
A - add (log R "add" log G)

See Smyth, G. K., Yang, Y.-H., Speed, T. P. (2003). Statistical issues in 
microarray data analysis. In: Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, 
M. J. Brownstein and A. B. Khodursky (eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology 
Volume 224, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pages 111-136.



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