[BioC] How to set up genes argument for makeTranscriptDb( ) function in GenomicFeatures?

Ying Chen Ying.Chen at imclone.com
Tue Oct 9 18:21:38 CEST 2012

Sorry, one more question regarding the transcripts argument:

For the following two transcripts:

	uc001aaa.3	chr1:11874-12227,12613-12721,13221-14409:+
	uc010nxq.1	chr1:11874-12227,12595-12721,13403-14409:+

What should be the format for tx_start and tx_end?

transcripts <- data.frame(
		tx_id=c("uc001aaa.3"," uc010nxq.1"),
		tx_start=c(11874, 11874),
		tx_end=c(14409, 14409))


transcripts <- data.frame(

Thanks a lot for the help!


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Subject: [BioC] How to set up genes argument for makeTranscriptDb( ) function in GenomicFeatures?

Hi guys,

I am new to the GenomicsFeatures package and I am trying to make my own txdb out of TCGA GAF file using the function makeTranscriptDb(transcripts, splicings,genes) in GenomicsFeatures. The manual says that genes is a data frame containing the genes associated to a set of transcripts. I just wonder what format should it be. Will the following work?

 genes <- data.frame(
                   tx_id=c(txid1,txid2, txid3, txid4, txid5, txid6, txid7, txid8, txid9,............),                                                              # first 9 tx_ids for 3 gene_ids are listed
                  gene_id=c(geneid1, geneid1, geneid2, geneid2, geneid2, geneid3, geneid3, geneid3, geneid3,.......))     # first 3 gene_ids are listed

Thanks a lot for the help!


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