Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:36AM by The GenePattern Team
The following tutorial shows you how to create a new GenePattern module (in GenePattern 3.4 and up). Only the GenePattern team can create or install modules on the GenePattern public server. Therefore, to create a module, you need to have a local GenePattern server installed (see the download and installation page). You may also be interested in the video tutorial: Create a module in GenePattern.
In this tutorial, you will create a module named log_transform. The module invokes a perl script, log_transform.pl, which log-transforms all positive values in a data set and sets all negative or zero values to zero. Before you begin, download the perl script and its documentation:
In GenePattern, to create the log_transform module:
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:36PM by The GenePattern Team
caArray is an open-source, web and programmatically accessible array data management system. caArray guides the annotation and exchange of array data using a federated model of local installations whose results are shareable across the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®). caArray furthers translational cancer research through acquisition, dissemination and aggregation of semantically interoperable array data to support subsequent analysis by tools and services on and off the Grid.
To facilitate the importing of data from caArray repositories in GenePattern, a module named caArray2.3.0Importer is provided.
The CaArray2.3.0Importer imports data files from a caArray 2.x repository into GenePattern by connecting to a caArray 2.x repository and then retrieving all files of a given extension for a named experiment. The retrieved files are then collected into a single ZIP file archive which is returned as the module's output.
(Note: 2.x is used...
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 02:47PM by David Eby
(Originally posted 2012-11-09)
Oracle recently released an update to their Java 6 platform which could cause problems for GenePattern users. The update disables the underlying technologies used by several of GenePattern components, specifically the visualization modules (such as ComparativeMarkerSelectionViewer and HeatMapViewer) and the file uploader. The GenePattern team is currently evaluating options to address this issue.