Re: [R] [BioC] similarity between two gene lists with varied length

From: Claudio Lottaz <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:33:32 +0200

Hi Weiwei,

You may want to have a look at the Bioconductor package OrderedList. It searches for similarities in gene rankings without forcing the user to specify a threshold, where to cut the lists.

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: "Weiwei Shi" [] Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:56 AM
To: "" <> Cc: Bioconductor <> Subject: [BioC] similarity between two gene lists with varied length

Dear listers,

a little off-topic:

I am looking for and compare algorithms which can calculate "distance" or "similarity" between two gene lists with different lengths.

Any paper, any implementation in R and any suggestion is welcome!


Weiwei Shi, Ph.D
Research Scientist
GeneGO, Inc.

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