CompClust provides utilities designed around the needs of biologists explore various types of array data, such as microarray or ChIP array.

CompClust focuses on gaining a more quantitative and qualitative understanding of clustering results and the relationships between them. The software was initially developed as a set of python modules designed to provide a convenient environment for interactive use from the python interpreter and for then automating analysis as python scripts. The generality of these modules has proved to be useful in many applications within our lab for bioinformatics and genomic analysis. Although the most powerful and flexible way to use CompClust is directly via the python command line interface we have constructed CompClustTK and CompClustWeb as more familiar graphical user interface (GUI) to many of the most useful analysis tools. The GUIs focus on the analysis tools for comparative cluster analysis as described in [].

This tutorial contains general introductory information for CompClust as well as specific information on how to use CompClustTk. Other tutorials and documentation have been written as an introduction to using CompClust via the python interpreter directly.

Brandon King 2005-05-16