The wave of high-throughput technologies in genomics and phenomics are enabling data to be generated on an unprecedented scale and at a reasonable cost. Exploring the large-scale data sets generated by these technologies to derive biological insights requires efficient bioinformatic tools. Here we introduce an interactive, open-source web application (HTPmod) for high-throughput biological data modeling and visualization. HTPmod is implemented with the Shiny framework by integrating the computational power and professional visualization of R and including various machine-learning approaches. We demonstrate that HTPmod can be used for modeling and visualizing large-scale, high-dimensional data sets (such as multiple omics data) under a broad context. By reinvestigating example data sets from recent studies, we find not only that HTPmod can reproduce results from the original studies in a straightforward fashion and within a reasonable time, but also that novel insights may be gained from fast reinvestigation of existing data by HTPmod.
School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University
Nanjing 210023, China