R/qtlcharts: Interactive Graphics for Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping

Genetics. 2015 Feb;199(2):359-61. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.172742. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Abstract

Every data visualization can be improved with some level of interactivity. Interactive graphics hold particular promise for the exploration of high-dimensional data. R/qtlcharts is an R package to create interactive graphics for experiments to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) (genetic loci that influence quantitative traits). R/qtlcharts serves as a companion to the R/qtl package, providing interactive versions of R/qtl's static graphs, as well as additional interactive graphs for the exploration of high-dimensional genotype and phenotype data.

Keywords: D3; QTL; data visualization; software.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Internet
  • Quantitative Trait Loci*
  • Software*
  • Web Browser