Robust Analysis for Absolute Abundance in Microbiome

A novel approach to make inference on the association of covariates with the absolute abundance (AA) of 'microbiome' in an ecosystem. It can be also directly applied to relative abundance (RA) data to make inference on AA (even if AA data is not available) because the ratio of two RA is equal ratio of their AA. This algorithm can estimate and test the associations of interest while adjusting for potential 'confounders'. The estimates of this method have easy interpretation like a typical regression analysis. High-dimensional covariates are handled with regularization and it is implemented by parallel computing. This algorithm finds optimal reference 'taxa/OTU (Operational Taxonomic Unit)/ASV (Amplicon Sequence Bariant)' and uses permutation to control FDR (False Discovery Rate).


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1.0.2 by Zhigang Li, 3 months ago,,

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Authors: Zhigang Li [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GNU General Public License version 2 license

Imports qlcMatrix, mathjaxr, methods, picasso, expm, foreach, rlecuyer, Matrix, HDCI, parallel, doParallel, future

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown

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