Peer Review #2 of "Sicegar: R package for sigmoidal and double-sigmoidal curve fitting (v0.1)" [peer_review]

C Ritz
2018 unpublished
Sigmoidal and double-sigmoidal dynamics are commonly observed in many areas of biology. Here we present sicegar, an R package for the automated fitting and classification of sigmoidal and double-sigmodial data. The package categorizes data into one of three categories, "no signal", "sigmodial", or "double sigmoidal", by rigorously fitting a series of mathematical models to the data. The data is labeled as "ambiguous" if neither the sigmoidal nor double-sigmoidal model fit the data well. In
more » ... data well. In addition to performing the classification, the package also reports a wealth of metrics as well as biologically meaningful parameters describing the sigmoidal or double-sigmoidal curves. In extensive simulations, we find that the package performs well, can recover the original dynamics even under fairly high noise levels, and will typically classify curves as "ambiguous" rather than misclassifying them. The package is available on CRAN and comes with extensive documentation and usage examples. PeerJ reviewing PDF | ABSTRACT 9 Sigmoidal and double-sigmoidal dynamics are commonly observed in many areas of biology. Here we present sicegar, an R package for the automated fitting and classification of sigmoidal and doublesigmodial data. The package categorizes data into one of three categories, "no signal", "sigmodial", or "double sigmoidal", by rigorously fitting a series of mathematical models to the data. The data is labeled as "ambiguous" if neither the sigmoidal nor double-sigmoidal model fit the data well. In addition to performing the classification, the package also reports a wealth of metrics as well as biologically meaningful parameters describing the sigmoidal or double-sigmoidal curves. In extensive simulations, we find that the package performs well, can recover the original dynamics even under fairly high noise levels, and will typically classify curves as "ambiguous" rather than misclassifying them. The package is available on CRAN and comes with extensive documentation and usage examples. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 7/13 PeerJ reviewing PDF |
doi:10.7287/peerj.4251v0.1/reviews/2 fatcat:r7awfzitprhedj5snx6cttqzt4