agferead

Read Agilent Feature Extraction Software file

Syntax

AGFEData = agferead(File)

Arguments

FileMicroarray data file generated with the Agilent® Feature Extraction Software.

Description

AGFEData = agferead(File) reads files generated with the Feature Extraction Software from Agilent microarray scanners and creates a structure (AGFEData) containing the following fields:

  • Header

  • Stats

  • Columns

  • Rows

  • Names

  • IDs

  • Data

  • ColumnNames

  • TextData

  • TextColumnNames

The Feature Extraction Software takes an image from an Agilent microarray scanner and generates raw intensity data for each spot on the plate.

Examples

  1. Read in a sample Agilent Feature Extraction Software file. Note that the file fe_sample.txt is not provided with the Bioinformatics Toolbox™ software.

    agfeStruct = agferead('fe_sample.txt')
  2. Plot the median foreground.

    maimage(agfeStruct,'gMedianSignal');
    maboxplot(agfeStruct,'gMedianSignal');
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