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flowMeans specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_05603
Name flowMeans
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License Artistic License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.40.0
Stability Stable
R(>=2.10.0), methods, stats, graphics, Biobase, grDevices, rrcov, flowCore, feature
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 5005935
PMID: 27630823
DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00188

[…] feasible for high-dimensional or high-throughput fc data. to address the gating problem, researchers have proposed several automated clustering algorithms, such as flame (), flock (), flowclust (), flowmeans (), samspectral (), swift (), etc. aghaeepour et al. () provides a state-of-the-art summary of the field., different algorithms perform better for different fc datasets as was observed […]

PMCID: 4980779
PMID: 27510222
DOI: 10.1186/s12920-016-0201-x

[…] this method uses bayesian information criterion (bic) to estimate the number of populations. nevertheless, bic may cause extraction of numerous redundant populations. another method called flowmeans is presented in []. flowmeans estimates the maximum number of initial clusters and subsequently merges them together on the basis of their corresponding mahalanobis distance []. the method […]

PMCID: 4581870
PMID: 26402620
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137635

[…] be slow at estimating model parameters of high-dimensional dataset. samspectral [] is an example of the graph-based methods, while multidimensional clustering approaches available include spade [], flowmeans [] and flock []. here, we investigated whether one of the existing multidimensional clustering approaches, flock, could delineate hiv-infected versus healthy control subjects based […]

PMCID: 4515551
PMID: 26284066
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00380

[…] shaped populations (). however, k-means is also a relatively fast procedure, which provides an important advantage over other automated gating algorithms. some software packages [for example, flowmeans ()] attempt to circumvent the drawback of a priori cluster specification by first computationally identifying the maximal number of clusters in a given fcm dataset, then iteratively […]

PMCID: 3867282
PMID: 24363631
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003365

[…] algorithms (e.g., flowclust and flame ), density-based algorithms (e.g., flock and swift), graph-based approaches (e.g., samspectral ), and, most recently, hybrids of several approaches (flowmeans and flowpeaks ). these algorithms are different in terms of memory and time complexity, their software requirements, their ability to automatically determine the required number of cell […]

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flowMeans institution(s)
Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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