detectSpatialCorFeats#

Date

2022-10-06

https://github.com/drieslab/Giotto/tree/suite/R/spatial_genes.R#L3241

Description#

Detect features that are spatially correlated

Usage#

detectSpatialCorFeats(
  gobject,
  spat_unit = NULL,
  feat_type = NULL,
  spat_loc_name = "raw",
  method = c("grid", "network"),
  expression_values = c("normalized", "scaled", "custom"),
  subset_feats = NULL,
  spatial_network_name = "Delaunay_network",
  network_smoothing = NULL,
  spatial_grid_name = "spatial_grid",
  min_cells_per_grid = 4,
  cor_method = c("pearson", "kendall", "spearman")
)

Arguments#

Argument

Description

gobject

giotto object

spat_unit

spatial unit

feat_type

feature type

spat_loc_name

name for spatial locations

method

method to use for spatial averaging

expression_values

gene expression values to use

subset_feats

subset of feats to use

spatial_network_name

name of spatial network to use

network_smoothing

smoothing factor beteen 0 and 1 (default: automatic)

spatial_grid_name

name of spatial grid to use

min_cells_per_grid

minimum number of cells to consider a grid

cor_method

correlation method

Details#

For method = network, it expects a fully connected spatial network. You can make sure to create a fully connected network by setting minimal_k > 0 in the `createSpatialNetwork <#createspatialnetwork>`__ function.

  • list(“1. grid-averaging:?) list(“average gene expression values within a predefined spatial grid?)

  • list(“2. network-averaging:?) list(“smoothens the gene expression matrix by averaging the expression within one cell:raw-latex:n?, ? by using the neighbours within the predefined spatial network. b is a smoothening factor:raw-latex:n“,? that defaults to 1 - 1/k, where k is the median number of k-neighbors in the:raw-latex:n“,? selected spatial network. Setting b = 0 means no smoothing and b = 1 means no contribution:raw-latex:n“,? from its own expression.?)
    The spatCorObject can be further explored with showSpatialCorFeats()

Value#

returns a spatial correlation object: “spatCorObject?

Seealso#

`showSpatialCorFeats <#showspatialcorfeats>`__