AffinePlm {aroma.affymetrix}R Documentation

The AffinePlm class


Package: aroma.affymetrix
Class AffinePlm


Directly known subclasses:
AffineCnPlm, AffineSnpPlm

public abstract static class AffinePlm
extends ProbeLevelModel

This class represents affine model in Bengtsson \& Hossjer (2006).


AffinePlm(..., background=TRUE)



Arguments passed to ProbeLevelModel.


If TRUE, background is estimate for each unit group, otherwise not. That is, if FALSE, a linear (proportional) model without offset is fitted, resulting in very similar results as obtained by the MbeiPlm.

Fields and Methods


getProbeAffinityFile -

Methods inherited from ProbeLevelModel:
calculateResidualSet, calculateWeights, fit, getAsteriskTags, getCalculateResidualsFunction, getChipEffectSet, getProbeAffinityFile, getResidualSet, getRootPath, getWeightsSet

Methods inherited from MultiArrayUnitModel:
getListOfPriors, setListOfPriors, validate

Methods inherited from UnitModel:
findUnitsTodo, getAsteriskTags, getFitSingleCellUnitFunction, getParameters

Methods inherited from Model:
as.character, fit, getAlias, getAsteriskTags, getDataSet, getFullName, getName, getPath, getRootPath, getTags, setAlias, setTags

Methods inherited from ParametersInterface:
getParameterSets, getParameters, getParametersAsString

Methods inherited from Object:
$, $<-, [[, [[<-, as.character, attach, attachLocally, clearCache, clearLookupCache, clone, detach, equals, extend, finalize, getEnvironment, getFieldModifier, getFieldModifiers, getFields, getInstantiationTime, getStaticInstance, hasField, hashCode, ll, load, names, objectSize, print, save, asThis


For a single unit group, the affine model is:

y_{ik} = a + θ_i φ_k + \varepsilon_{ik}

where a is an offset common to all probe signals, θ_i are the chip effects for arrays i=1,...,I, and φ_k are the probe affinities for probes k=1,...,K. The \varepsilon_{ik} are zero-mean noise with equal variance. The model is constrained such that ∏_k φ_k = 1.

Note that with the additional constraint a=0 (see arguments above), the above model is very similar to MbeiPlm. The differences in parameter estimates is due to difference is assumptions about the error structure, which in turn affects how the model is estimated.


Henrik Bengtsson


Bengtsson \& Hossjer (2006).

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