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This is the development version of discordant; for the stable release version, see discordant.

The Discordant Method: A Novel Approach for Differential Correlation

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

Discordant is an R package that identifies pairs of features that correlate differently between phenotypic groups, with application to -omics data sets. Discordant uses a mixture model that “bins” molecular feature pairs based on their type of coexpression or coabbundance. Algorithm is explained further in "Differential Correlation for Sequencing Data"" (Siska et al. 2016).

Author: Charlotte Siska [aut], McGrath Max [aut, cre], Katerina Kechris [aut, cph, ths]

Maintainer: McGrath Max <max.mcgrath at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("discordant")):


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if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


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The discordant R Package: A Novel Approach to Differential Correlation HTML R Script
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biocViews BiologicalQuestion, Genetics, ImmunoOncology, Microarray, RNASeq, Software, StatisticalMethod, mRNAMicroarray
Version 1.29.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (7 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.1.0)
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