We have gaggled the MultiExperiment Viewer (MeV).
For an introduction to the software, please see the
TM4 web site.
The MeV goose is most commonly used as follows:
- Broadcast a microarray data set from the DMV to R.
- Normalize the matrix in R.
- Broadcast the matrix from R to MeV
- Apply any of the (many!) analyses MeV offers.
- Broadcast selected gene names back to the Gaggle. For instance, clustered
genes to a Cytoscape network, or to select rows in the DMV.
The first two steps -- going through R to normalize the matrix,
is not strictly necessary, but does, for example, make for better heat maps.