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NeatMap - non-clustering heat map alternatives in R

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Bioinformatics, January 2010
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NeatMap - non-clustering heat map alternatives in R
Published in
BMC Bioinformatics, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2105-11-45
Pubmed ID

Satwik Rajaram, Yoshi Oono


The clustered heat map is the most popular means of visualizing genomic data. It compactly displays a large amount of data in an intuitive format that facilitates the detection of hidden structures and relations in the data. However, it is hampered by its use of cluster analysis which does not always respect the intrinsic relations in the data, often requiring non-standardized reordering of rows/columns to be performed post-clustering. This sometimes leads to uninformative and/or misleading conclusions. Often it is more informative to use dimension-reduction algorithms (such as Principal Component Analysis and Multi-Dimensional Scaling) which respect the topology inherent in the data. Yet, despite their proven utility in the analysis of biological data, they are not as widely used. This is at least partially due to the lack of user-friendly visualization methods with the visceral impact of the heat map.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 6%
Germany 4 2%
Brazil 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Belgium 3 2%
Denmark 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Norway 2 1%
Finland 1 <1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 152 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 80 42%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 7%
Student > Master 12 6%
Other 10 5%
Other 29 15%
Unknown 8 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 112 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 8%
Computer Science 14 7%
Environmental Science 8 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 3%
Other 26 14%
Unknown 11 6%

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