Coerce an object to a given class.

## DESeqAnalysis

Supported coercion methods will extract any of these internal objects:

• DESeqDataSet.

• DESeqTransform.

• DESeqResults. Extracts the first results slotted. Note that this corresponds to results containing log2 fold change (LFC) values that have not been shrunken using DESeq2::lfcShrink().

## Description

as(object) returns the version of this object coerced to be the given Class. When used in the replacement form on the left of an assignment, the portion of the object corresponding to Class is replaced by value.

The operation of as() in either form depends on the definition of coerce methods. Methods are defined automatically when the two classes are related by inheritance; that is, when one of the classes is a subclass of the other.

Coerce methods are also predefined for basic classes (including all the types of vectors, functions and a few others).

Beyond these two sources of methods, further methods are defined by calls to the setAs function. See that documentation also for details of how coerce methods work. Use showMethods(coerce) for a list of all currently defined methods, as in the example below.

## Basic Coercion Methods

Methods are pre-defined for coercing any object to one of the basic datatypes. For example, as(x, "numeric") uses the existing as.numeric function. These and all other existing methods can be listed as shown in the example.

## References

Chambers, John M. (2016) Extending R, Chapman & Hall. (Chapters 9 and 10.)

If you think of using try(as(x, cl)), consider canCoerce(x, cl) instead.

## Examples

data(deseq)

## DESeqAnalysis ====
dds <- as(deseq, "DESeqDataSet")
print(dds)#> class: DESeqDataSet
#> dim: 500 12
#> assays(4): counts mu H cooks
#> rownames(500): gene001 gene002 ... gene499 gene500
#> rowData names(27): geneID geneName ... deviance maxCooks
#> colnames(12): sample01 sample02 ... sample11 sample12
#> colData names(2): condition sizeFactordt <- as(deseq, "DESeqTransform")
print(dt)#> class: DESeqTransform
#> dim: 500 12
#> assays(1): ''
#> rownames(500): gene001 gene002 ... gene499 gene500
#> rowData names(28): geneID geneName ... dispGeneIter.1 dispFit
#> colnames(12): sample01 sample02 ... sample11 sample12
#> colData names(2): condition sizeFactor## Pulls the first results slotted.
res <- as(deseq, "DESeqResults")
contrastName(res)#> [1] "condition B vs A"summary(res)#>
#> out of 499 with nonzero total read count
#>