J-Circos: an interactive Circos plotter

An, Jiyuan, Lai, John, Sajjanhar, Atul, Batra, Jyotsna, Wang, Chenwei and Nelson, Colleen 2015, J-Circos: an interactive Circos plotter, Bioinformatics, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1463-1465, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu842.

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Title J-Circos: an interactive Circos plotter
Author(s) An, Jiyuan
Lai, John
Sajjanhar, AtulORCID iD for Sajjanhar, Atul orcid.org/0000-0002-0445-0573
Batra, Jyotsna
Wang, Chenwei
Nelson, Colleen
Journal name Bioinformatics
Volume number 31
Issue number 9
Start page 1463
End page 1465
Total pages 3
Publisher Oxford journals
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1367-4811
Summary Circos plots are graphical outputs that display three dimensional chromosomal interactions and fusion transcripts. However, the Circos plot tool is not an interactive visualization tool, but rather a figure generator. For example, it does not enable data to be added dynamically nor does it provide information for specific data points interactively. Recently, an R-based Circos tool (RCircos) has been developed to integrate Circos to R, but similarly, Rcircos can only be used to generate plots. Thus, we have developed a Circos plot tool (J-Circos) that is an interactive visualization tool that can plot Circos figures, as well as being able to dynamically add data to the figure, and providing information for specific data points using mouse hover display and zoom in/out functions. J-Circos uses the Java computer language to enable, it to be used on most operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux). Users can input data into J-Circos using flat data formats, as well as from the Graphical user interface (GUI). J-Circos will enable biologists to better study more complex chromosomal interactions and fusion transcripts that are otherwise difficult to visualize from next-generation sequencing data. Availability and implementation: J-circos and its manual are freely available at http://www.australianprostatecentre.org/research/software/jcircos CONTACT: j.an@qut.edu.au Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu842
Field of Research 080301 Bioinformatics Software
Socio Economic Objective 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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