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Tutorial 6: Step 7 Filter Datasets Using Gene List


In this step, new datasets, containing only the expression values for the genes in the gene list, are created from the training and test datasets by the process of gene list filtering. This step ensures that the dataset used to train the ANN classifier contains the same genes as the test dataset.

Note: gene list filtering does not change the order of genes in a dataset, and for classifying with an ANN classifier, the test dataset must contain not only the same genes as the training dataset, but they must also be in the same order and without any extra genes.


Filter Original Datasets Using the Gene List

Follow the procedure for the 'Khan_training_data' dataset and then repeat it for 'Khan_test_data'.


1. Click the 'Khan_training_data' ('Khan_test_data' for the second filter) item in the Experiments navigator. The item is highlighted.

2. Click the Filter toolbar icon, or select Filter Genes from the Data menu, or right-click the item and select Filter Genes from the shortcut menu. The Filter Genes parameters dialog is displayed.

3. Set dialog parameters.



Filtering Operation

Gene List Filtering

Filtering Operation Type

Keep only genes that are in this list

Gene List

Tutorial 6 List


4. Click OK. The gene list filtering operation is performed, and a new item (Filter Genes) is added under the 'Khan_training_data' ('Khan_test_data') item in the Experiments navigator.