Transcription Factor Binding Prediction from ATAC-seq and scATAC-seq with Deep Neural Networks

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The normalize function will normalize an input bigwig file based on the following approaches:


maxatac normalize -i -name GM12878_minmax -o ./test --method min-max --max_percentile 99

Required Arguments

-i, --signal

The input bigwig file to be normalized.

-n, --name, --prefix

The name used to build the output filename. This can be any string.

Optional Arguments


The method to use for normalization. Default: min-max


If method is min-max this argument will set the percentile value to use as the reported max value. The default is 99, so that default will be consistent with the ATAC-seq processing for the maxATAC models, where the 99th percentile value was used as the max value.


The minimum value for min-max normalization. Default: 0


The maximum value for min-max normalization. Default: False, so that max is calculated based on the ATAC signal track.


This flag determines whether to clip the values that are above the max value used in min-max normalization or to leave them as their real value. Default: False

-c, --chroms, --chromosomes

Define the chromosomes that are normalized. Only the chromosomes in this list will be written to the output file. The current default list of chromosomes are restricted to the autosomal chromosomes:

chr1, chr2, chr3, chr4, chr5, chr6, chr7, chr8, chr9, chr10, chr11, chr12, chr13, chr14, chr15, chr16, chr17, chr18, chr19, chr20, chr21, chr22

-cs, --chrom_sizes, --chromosome_sizes

Define the chromosome sizes file. The current default file are the chromosome sizes for hg38.


The path to the blacklist bigwig file. This file is used to remove all the regions that are considered to have high technical noise. Default: maxATAC publication-defined blacklist.

-o, --output, --output_dir

Define the output directory. If the output directory is not supplied a directory called ./normalize will be created in the current working directory.


Set the logging level. Currently, the only working logging level is ERROR.