International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Network Biology
2220-8879
5
4
2015
12
1
A hierarchical method for finding interactions: Jointly using linear
correlation and rank correlation analysis
137-145
EN
WenJun Zhang
http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/nb/articles/2015-5(4)/a-hierarchical-method-for-finding-interactions.pdf>
In the earlier studies, I pointed out that a network changed in a local domain can be approximated as a linear network, i.e., all between-node (or -taxon, -component, etc) changes in the local domain are treated as linear ones and Pearson linear correlation measure can be used. For a little wider domain, the quasi-linear measure, Spearman rank correlation can be used also. In present study, I jointly use Pearson linear correlation measure and Spearman rank correlation measure and their partial correlations to find interactions. First, I define some hierarchical principles for finding interactions. Reliability levels are then defined using set operations. The full algorithm and Matlab codes for finding interactions are given.