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gpdPerm - genral pareto dist. for permutation testing

Python module to improve pvalue estimation from a null distribution that is approximated by permutation testing. Uses a generalized pereto distribution to approximate the tail of the null distribution, as described in Knijnenburg 2009. Authors publicly provided the original analysis as a set of matlab scripts.

To run the full procedure given a test statistic, x0, and a vector of permutations, y, call gdpPerm::est(x0,y)

Knijnenburg 2009 - Knijnenburg et al., Bioinformatics, Vol. 25 ISMB 2009, pages i161-i168

The current version is limited to the maximum likelihood method for performing the fit.

Original code by: Theo Knijnenburg, Institute for Systems Biology, Jan 6 2009 Tranfered from matlab to python by: Ryan Tasseff, Institute for Systems Biology, Dec 2011


Original Warranty Disclaimer and Copyright Notice attached to the matlab scripts:

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This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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