5.4. Pairs File¶
An intermediate file created by the pipeline when looking at the contacts between each pairs of genes. It is created by the script make_pairs.py.
It is a tabulated-separated values file, usually gzipped. There is no header row. Each rows corresponds to a pair of genes. Then, the columns are the following:
- the name for the first gene of the pair, a string,
- the name for the second gene of the pair, a string,
- the Hi-C value (i.e. the corrected and normalized number of contacts) for these genes, a floating-point number,
- the adjacency status, i.e. if these genes are next to each other along the chromosome, a boolean value (either True or False, case-insensitive).