The Alakazam package¶
alakazam in a member of the Immcantation framework of tools and serves five main
- Providing core functionality for other R packages in Immcantation. This includes common tasks such as file I/O, basic DNA sequence manipulation, and interacting with V(D)J segment and gene annotations.
- Providing an R interface for interacting with the output of the pRESTO and Change-O tool suites.
- Performing clonal abundance and diversity analysis on lymphocyte repertoires.
- Performing lineage reconstruction on clonal populations of immunoglobulin (Ig) sequences.
- Performing physicochemical property analyses of lymphocyte receptor sequences.
For additional details regarding the use of the
alakazam package see the
- maskSeqEnds: Mask ragged ends.
- maskSeqGaps: Mask gap characters.
- collapseDuplicates: Remove duplicate sequences.
- makeChangeoClone: Clean sequences for lineage reconstruction.
- buildPhylipLineage: Perform lineage reconstruction of Ig sequences.
Lineage topology analysis¶
- tableEdges: Tabulate annotation relationships over edges.
- testEdges: Significance testing of annotation edges.
- testMRCA: Significance testing of MRCA annotations.
- summarizeSubtrees: Various summary statistics for subtrees.
- plotSubtrees: Plot distributions of summary statistics for a population of trees.
- countClones: Calculate clonal abundance.
- estimateAbundance: Bootstrap clonal abundance curves.
- alphaDiversity: Generate clonal alpha diversity curves.
- plotAbundanceCurve: Plot clone size distribution as a rank-abundance
- plotDiversityCurve: Plot clonal diversity curves.
- plotDiversityTest: Plot testing at given diversity hill indicex.
Ig and TCR sequence annotation¶
- countGenes: Calculate Ig and TCR allele, gene and family usage.
- extractVRegion: Extract CDRs and FWRs sub-sequences.
- getAllele: Get V(D)J allele names.
- getGene: Get V(D)J gene names.
- getFamily: Get V(D)J family names.
- junctionAlignment: Junction alignment properties
Sequence distance calculation¶
- seqDist: Calculate Hamming distance between two sequences.
- seqEqual: Test two sequences for equivalence.
- pairwiseDist: Calculate a matrix of pairwise Hamming distances for a set of sequences.
- pairwiseEqual: Calculate a logical matrix of pairwise equivalence for a set of sequences.
Amino acid propertes¶
- translateDNA: Translate DNA sequences to amino acid sequences.
- aminoAcidProperties: Calculate various physicochemical properties of amino acid sequences.
- countPatterns: Count patterns in sequences.
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- Gupta NT, Vander Heiden JA, et al. Change-O: a toolkit for analyzing large-scale B cell immunoglobulin repertoire sequencing data. Bioinformatics. 2015 Oct 15;31(20):3356-8.