FAQ

How does DrBioRight perform statistical analyses?

The analytics in DrBioRight was developed based on analytic base modules using Python and R, which was highly extensible and ready-to-use for integrating community contributed modules. All contributed modules can be easily integrated into our analytics pool by adding the module function as well as a customized module configuration file. The details are available in developer center.

I did not get what I asked. What should I do?

First, try using :add_pipelines to build your own analytic pipelines. (Please contact our group if you want to use this high-level command.)

If that does not meet your need, please submit a module request. (Please click “guest” or your user name if you are a registered user. Check the drop-down list to find “Request a module”). A notice will be sent to you once the module is available online.

How can I ask a new question when the conversation is stuck somewhere?

Oops, sorry to hear that. DrBioRight is still learning the way you talk! Please click the recycle icon above the message box (the third one, count from the left). It will start a new conversation right away!

How do I report bugs?

DrBioRight is under active development. Bug reports are the most welcome. Please click the bug icon above the message box (the last one, count from the left). Please describe your discovery and submit it! It will automatically capture the conversation between you and DrBioRight, and generate a bug report to us!

What is the result formats provided by DrBioRight?

It depends on which analytic module you use. But in general, DrBioRight provides a full report “report.html” to show all the results and the analysis details (codes and parameters are also included for reproducibility). Also, a table with rendered visualization would be shown in the conversation for you to quickly review the results. Table and plots can be downloaded in multiple formats. (Table can be saved as csv, excel, or printed as pdf; plots can be saved as png, jpeg, pdf, or svg).

How can I change the analysis parameters?

All parameters (e.g. method of differential test, p-value cutoff, etc.) can be set in analytics mapper file.

How can I save a plot?

Most of out figures can be saved as png or pdf format by clicking the top-right button on each plot.

What public datasets can be analyzed by DrBioRight?

DrBioRight can analyze TCGA, ICGC, CCLE, GTeX, and TARGET for now. And GEO datasets can be automatically downloaded to DrBioRight through RNAseq quantification or mutation calling analytic modules. More public datasets are on their way to DrBioRight!

Can I analyze my own data?

Currently, all of the datasets curated in DrBioRight were obtained from public domain, such as TCGA and ICGC. We are working on adding a new module to allow analyzing user’s own data.

Can I download a local version of DrBioRight?

To maximize the utility of DrBioRight, all the module code is freely available on our website to encourage developers to contribute more valuable modules for data analytics and visualization. An executable local version may be available in the near future.