createGiottoObject#

Date

2022-10-06

https://github.com/drieslab/Giotto/tree/suite/R/giotto.R#L1665

Description#

Function to create a giotto object

Usage#

createGiottoObject(
  expression,
  raw_exprs = NULL,
  expression_feat = "rna",
  spatial_locs = NULL,
  spatial_info = NULL,
  cell_metadata = NULL,
  feat_metadata = NULL,
  feat_info = NULL,
  spatial_network = NULL,
  spatial_grid = NULL,
  spatial_grid_name = NULL,
  spatial_enrichment = NULL,
  dimension_reduction = NULL,
  nn_network = NULL,
  images = NULL,
  largeImages = NULL,
  offset_file = NULL,
  instructions = NULL,
  cores = NA,
  verbose = TRUE
)

Arguments#

Argument

Description

expression

expression information

raw_exprs

deprecated, use expression

expression_feat

available features (e.g. rna, protein, …)

spatial_locs

data.table or data.frame with coordinates for cell centroids

spatial_info

list of giotto polygon objects with spatial information, see ``createGiottoPolygonsFromMask ` <#creategiottopolygonsfrommask>`__ and ``createGiottoPolygonsFromDfr ` <#creategiottopolygonsfromdfr>`__

cell_metadata

cell annotation metadata

feat_metadata

feature annotation metadata for each unique feature

feat_info

list of giotto point objects with feature info, see `createGio ttoPoints <#creategiottopoints>`__

spatial_network

list of spatial network(s)

spatial_grid

list of spatial grid(s)

spatial_grid_name

list of spatial grid name(s)

spatial_enrichment

list of spatial enrichment score(s) for each spatial region

dimension_reduction

list of dimension reduction(s)

nn_network

list of nearest neighbor network(s)

images

list of images

largeImages

list of large images

offset_file

file used to stitch fields together (optional)

instructions

list of instructions or output result from `createGiottoInstructi ons <#creategiottoinstructions>`__

cores

how many cores or threads to use to read data if paths are provided

verbose

be verbose when building Giotto object

Details#

See https://giottosuite.readthedocs.io/en/latest/subsections/getting_started/getting_started_gobject.html for more details.

[Requirements]

To create a giotto object you need to provide at least a matrix with genes as row names and cells as column names. This matrix can be provided as a base matrix, sparse Matrix, data.frame, data.table or as a path to any of those. To include spatial information about cells (or regions) you need to provide a matrix, data.table or data.frame (or path to them) with coordinates for all spatial dimensions. This can be 2D (x and y) or 3D (x, y, x). The row order for the cell coordinates should be the same as the column order for the provided expression data.

[Instructions]

Additionally an instruction file, generated manually or with createGiottoInstructions can be provided to instructions, if not a default instruction file will be created for the Giotto object.

[Multiple fields]

In case a dataset consists of multiple fields, like seqFISH+ for example, an offset file can be provided to stitch the different fields together. stitchFieldCoordinates can be used to generate such an offset file.

[Processed data]

Processed count data, such as normalized data, can be provided using one of the different expression slots (norm_expr, norm_scaled_expr, custom_expr).

[Metadata]

Cell and gene metadata can be provided using the cell and gene metadata slots. This data can also be added afterwards using the addFeatMetadata or addCellMetadata functions.

[Other information]

Additional information can be provided through the appropriate slots:

  • spatial networks

  • spatial grids

  • spatial enrichments

  • dimensions reduction

  • nearest neighbours networks

  • images

Value#

giotto object