zRMicroArray software implements all of the functionality, needed for pre-processing and statistically analyzing single-color cDNA microarray data. It allows for parallel execution of the implemented algorithms which makes it appropriate for multiprocessor and multi-core computer systems. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) is easy and intuitive to use, which makes it particularly suitable for users, who do not have specialized programming or statistical background.
Features and Advantages
- Microarray Analysis
- Graphical Representation of the Data
- Intuitive and Easy to Use Graphical User Interface
- Great Performance and Speed. Supports parallel execution of the implemented algorithms which makes it appropriate for multiprocessor and multi-core computer systems
- Transparency of the pre-processing steps and transformations
- Grouping and Data Filtering
- Processing Data from different microarray platforms
- Data Export
- Free for non-Commercial Use
- differential gene expression
Who can use it?
The software is free for noncommercial use and it allows scientific laboratories, institutes, universities, students, etc. to reduce their budget on expensive software and concentrate it on research and experiments.
Where it is used?
A comparative evaluation of zRMicroArray vs GeneSifter and GeneSpring was performed by the staff at the Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility Core, Center for Environmental and Rural Health (CERH), Texas A&M University. The table below lists the outcome of the evaluation (5 is the highest score and 1 is the lowest score). As a result of the evaluation, Dr. Robert Chapkin, the director of Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility Core, decided not to renew the core license for GeneSifter and to adopt zRMicroArray software in all of its future statistical analysis of CodeLink microarray data obtained by the core starting this September. The current version of the software is successfully used in some US Universities labs and by many students. It’s used to analyze the data for some scientific publication like this one: Dietary fish oil and curcumin combine to modulate colonic cytokinetics and gene expression in dextran sodium sulphate-treated mice.
Need more features? Support the zRMicroarray project!
You can contribute to develop the software further by making a donation to the author of zRMicroarray. With your support the following features might be included in the next version of the software:
- Support for Two-color cDNA microarray data
- Next Generation Sequencing data analysis
- Multiple other features based on feedback from currrent users
- Fully rewritten and optimized version of the program
Donation is of your own free will and you are not buying any product or service by donating.