Güngör Budak's Blog

Bioinformatics, web programming, coding in general

Computing Significance of Overlap between Two Sets using Hypergeometric Test

There are many cases where we have two sets (e.g. under two different conditions) of things such as transcripts, genes or proteins and we want to compute the significance of the overlap between them. Hypergeometric test is very simple and widely used option for such cases.

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Mann Whitney U Test (Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test) Javascript Implementation

Currently Javascript is really poor in statistical methods compared to Python (SciPy) and R. There are several efforts to fill this gap, most notably from jStat. However, still many functions, distributions and tests are missing in this library. In one of my projects, I had to implement a Javascript version of Mann Whitney U test (or also called Wilcoxon rank-sum test). Here, I’m giving a link to its source code and describing how it works.

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