Import and summarize transcript-level estimates for gene-level analysis
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Import and summarize transcript-level estimates for transcript- and gene-level analysis

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Imports transcript-level abundance, estimated counts and transcript lengths, and summarizes into matrices for use with downstream statistical analysis packages such as edgeR, DESeq2, limma-voom. Average transcript length, weighted by sample-specific transcript abundance estimates, is provided as a matrix which can be used as an offset for different expression of gene-level counts.

See examples in the vignette.


  • tximport as of version 1.3.9 will import inferential replicates (Gibbs samples or bootstrap samples) from Salmon, Sailfish or kallisto.
  • Though we provide here functionality for performing gene-level differential expression using summarized transcript-level estimates, this is does not mean we suggest that users only perform gene-level analysis. Gene-level differential expression can be complemented with transcript- or exon-level analysis. The argument txOut=TRUE can be used to generate transcript-level matrices.