WExT specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_24113
Name WExT
Alternative name Weighted Exclusivity Test
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.2.0
Stability Stable
Numpy, SciPy, gcc
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Benjamin J. Raphael <>

Publication for Weighted Exclusivity Test

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PMCID: 5482642
PMID: 28415609
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.16433

[…] and random permutation testing method, a couple of novel probabilistic models evaluating mutual exclusivity for gene modules have been developed, such as muex [], mutex [], comet [], wesme [], wext [], etc. those methods overcome some of the drawbacks of previous exclusivity evaluation method. however, compared to the combinatorial evaluation metric, the probabilistic methods […]

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WExT institution(s)
Department of Computer Science and Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
WExT funding source(s)
Supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants (R01HG005690, R01HG007069 and R01CA180776), NSF fellowship (GRFP DGE 0228243) and a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and an NSF CAREER Award (CCF-1053753).

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