> v1.5.4 (Revised Thu Mar 30 17:09:17 EDT 2017)
JunctionSeq is an R package designed to detect and assess differential usage of exons and splice junctions in High-Throughput, Next-Generation RNA-Seq datasets. The methodology is based on the methods used by the DEXSeq bioconductor package, originally proposed by Anders, Reyes, and Huber.
Help, documentation, and the most recent release of JunctionSeq is available on the JunctionSeq github pages.
If you do not find an answer to your question here, you can email the developer at JunctionSeq-Contact (at) list.nih.gov.
Note: the current version of JunctionSeq is ONLY compatible with Bioconductor 3.2 or higher. For older versions of JunctionSeq compatible with Bioconductor 3.0 and 3.1, see JunctionSeq release v0.5.1.
For help with individual R functions in the R utility, use the R command:
For a full listing of all help topics for the R utility, use the R command:
You can cite the JunctionSeq methods paper, now published in Nucleic Acids Research:
Hartley SW, Mullikin JC. Detection and visualization of differential splicing in RNA-Seq data with JunctionSeq. Nucleic Acids Research. 2016 Jun 1. pii: gkw501. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw501. PubMed PMID: 27257077.
JunctionSeq can be installed automatically from source using the R commands:
If you are using the devel version of bioconductor (v3.3), then you can install the Bioconductor version of JunctionSeq:
If you encounter problems with installation, you can install all prerequisite packages manually using the R commands:
#Install CRAN packages: install.packages("statmod") install.packages("plotrix") install.packages("stringr") install.packages("Hmisc") install.packages("locfit") #Install Bioconductor packages: source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R"); biocLite(); biocLite("Biobase"); biocLite("BiocGenerics"); biocLite("BiocParallel"); biocLite("GenomicRanges"); biocLite("IRanges"); biocLite("S4Vectors"); biocLite("genefilter"); biocLite("geneplotter"); biocLite("SummarizedExperiment"); biocLite("DESeq2");
You can then install JunctionSeq itself with the command:
#Install JunctionSeq (from source): install.packages("http://hartleys.github.io/JunctionSeq/install/JunctionSeq_LATEST.tar.gz", repos = NULL, type="source")
JunctionSeq NO LONGER REQUIRES COMPILATION. Thus, Rtools and XCode toolsets are no longer necessary to install JunctionSeq.
JunctionSeq may use large amounts of RAM. You can reduce the memory usage considerably by reducing the number of cores used with the nCores parameter. Unfortunetely, BiocParallel duplicates the entire environment whenever it runs in multicore mode, so amount of RAM required is multiplied by the number of cores in use.
The exact memory requirements will vary depending on a large number of different factors, such as genome size/complexity, number of replicates, and the number of novel splice junctions.
This software package is licensed under the GNU-GPL v3:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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Portions of this software are "United States Government Work"
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It was written as part of the authors' official duties for the United States Government and thus those portions cannot be copyrighted. Those portions of this software are freely available to the public for use without a copyright notice.
Restrictions cannot be placed on its present or future use.
Although all reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the software and data, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the U.S. Government does not and cannot warrant the performance or results that may be obtained by using this software or data. NHGRI and the U.S. Government disclaims all warranties as to performance, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.