After some kind feedback from the Bergman Lab, we have released a new version of SVGmap, 1.5.0. In the Bergman Lab they are using SVGmap for displaying tissue-specific data of gene expression and insertion preferention of transposable elements in the drosophila and have written up a useful guide about how to install and use SVGmap. As you also can read in the same blog post, they have implemented a ‘stripped-down R implementation of the SVGmap approach, called FlyFig’.
A capture of the SVGmap server interface: Cell compartments enriched for downregulation in kidney (data from IntOGen)
Regarding the new version of SVGmap, the main improvements are in the command line interface (cli) which is distributed by its own now. The improvements include:
- More understandable output from cli.
- Custom color scale properties for the SVG output can be specified for the cli-version also.
- Some more bug-fixes
The code and documentation of SVGmap has moved to Bitbucket along with the executable downloads. The new version comes in two flavours: Command-line (cli) and Server. Both can be downloaded here.
Visualizing Biological data Using The SVGmap Browser
SVGMap: Configurable image browser for experimental data
SVGMap paper published in Bioinformatics