recipe bioconductor-powsc

Simulation, power evaluation, and sample size recommendation for single cell RNA-seq






Determining the sample size for adequate power to detect statistical significance is a crucial step at the design stage for high-throughput experiments. Even though a number of methods and tools are available for sample size calculation for microarray and RNA-seq in the context of differential expression (DE), this topic in the field of single-cell RNA sequencing is understudied. Moreover, the unique data characteristics present in scRNA-seq such as sparsity and heterogeneity increase the challenge. We propose POWSC, a simulation-based method, to provide power evaluation and sample size recommendation for single-cell RNA sequencing DE analysis. POWSC consists of a data simulator that creates realistic expression data, and a power assessor that provides a comprehensive evaluation and visualization of the power and sample size relationship.

package bioconductor-powsc

(downloads) docker_bioconductor-powsc



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With an activated Bioconda channel (see 2. Set up channels), install with:

conda install bioconductor-powsc

and update with:

conda update bioconductor-powsc

or use the docker container:

docker pull<tag>

(see bioconductor-powsc/tags for valid values for <tag>)

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