The purpose of cc_analysis is to find a representation in low-dimensional space (e.g. 2D, 3D, 4D) that displays the relations of data sets to each other. For this, the procedure needs the values of correlation coefficients (CCs) calculated between the data sets (e.g. crystallographic intensities, or pixels of images). (Not all theoretically possible pairwise CCs are needed, but of course, the more the better.)
Since the data sets are composed of many measurements, they could be thought of as residing in a high-dimensional space: in case of crystallography, that dimension is the number of unique reflections; in case of images, the number of pixels.
As the result (the vectors) are in low-dimensional space, and the data sets are in high-dimensional space, the procedure may be considered as multidimensional scaling - there are other procedures in multidimensional scaling, but this particular one has first been described in Diederichs, Acta D (2017). Alternatively, we can think of the procedure as unsupervised learning, because it "learns" from the given CCs, and predicts the unknown CCs - or rather, the relations of even those data sets that have nothing (crystallography: no reflections; imaging: no pixels) in common.
Properties of cc_analysis
It turns out that the dot product (also called scalar product, or inner product) of low-dimensional vectors (representing the high-dimensional data sets) is very appropriate for approximating the CCs. This is because a CC is itself a dot product (eqn. 3 of [http://journals.iucr.org/d/issues/2017/04/00/rr5141/index.html Diederichs, Acta D (2017)).
It further turns out that if the dot product is used, then the resulting arrangement of vectors (that minimize a functional defined in eqn. 1) has the properties
- 0 <= length <= 1 for each vector; short vectors have a low signal-to-noise ratio, long vectors a good signal-to-noise ratio, and vectors of length 1 represent ideal (prototypical) data sets. In fact, the length of each vector is CC* (as defined in Karplus & Diederichs (2012)), and its exact relation to the signal-to-noise ratio is given in eqn. 4.
- vectors point in the same direction (i.e. they lie on a radial line) if their data sets only differ by random noise
- vectors representing systematically different (heterogeneous) data sets enclose an angle whose cosine is the CC of their respective ideal data sets (eqn. 5).
- if all CCs are known, the solution is unique in terms of lengths of vectors, and angles between them. However, a rotated (around the origin) or inverted (through the origin) arrangement of the vectors leaves the functional unchanged, because these transformations do not change lengths and angles.
- as long as the problem is over-determined, the vectors can be calculated. Unknown CCs between data sets (e.g. in case of crystallographic data sets that don't have common reflections) can be estimated from the dot product of their vectors. Over-determination means: each data set has to be related (directly or indirectly i.e through others) to any other by at least as many CCs as the desired number of dimensions is.
cc_analysis calculates the vectors from the pairwise correlation coefficients. The (low) dimension must be specified, and a file with lines specifying the correlation coefficients must be provided.
CC_ANALYSIS version 30.12.2018 (K. Diederichs). No redistribution please! cc_analysis -dim <dim> [-b] [-w] [-z] <input.dat> <output.dat> <input.dat> has lines with items: i j corr [ncorr] -b option: <input.dat> is a binary file (4 bytes for each item) -w option: calculate weights from of correlated items (4th item on input line) -z option: use Fisher z-transformation -f option: skip some calculations (fast) -m <iters> option: use <iters> (default 20) least-squares iterations -t <threads> option: use <threads> (default 8) threads
- the number of vectors must be > 2*(low dimension). Typical number of dimensions is 2 or 3, but depending on the problem it could of course be much more.
A Linux binary is available .
bash-4.2$ cat cc.dat 1 2 0.0170 1 3 0.0222 1 4 0.0233 1 5 0.0226 2 3 0.7026 2 4 0.7287 2 5 0.6241 3 4 0.9131 3 5 0.8049 4 5 0.8432
Please note that the CCs are rounded to 4 valid digits. This introduces a bit of noise.
bash-4.2$ cc_analysis -dim 2 cc.dat solution.dat CC_ANALYSIS version 29.10.2018 (K. Diederichs). No redistribution please! compiler: Intel(R) Fortran Intel(R) 64 Compiler for applications running on Intel(R) 64, Version 220.127.116.114 Build 20180823 options: -msse4.2 -L/usr/local/src/arpack/ -larpack_ifort -lmkl_lapack95_lp64 -lmkl_blas95_lp64 -mkl -static-intel -qopenmp-link=static -sox -traceback -qopenmp -align array64byte -assume buffered_io -o /home/dikay/bin/cc_analysis Linux turn31.biologie.uni-konstanz.de 4.18.14-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 #1 SMP Sat Oct 13 10:29:59 EDT 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux OpenMP max and actual threads: 64 4 reading i,j,CC[,ncc] from cc.dat reading the data: 1.9999999E-04 seconds memory to store data : 1.2000000E-07 GB CCs read, # vectors, dim, avg: 10 5 2 0.47 allocating 1.0000000E-07 GB checking the data: 3.9999999E-04 seconds connectivity: 0.0000000E+00 seconds starting values: 0.0000000E+00 seconds smallest eigenvalue (its absolute value is a measure of noise): 1.7127972E-02 dim initial eigenvalue estimates, + up to 3 more: 3.1275 0.0171 0.0092 -0.0002 dim improved eigenvalue estimates: 3.127476 1.7128032E-02 Eigen-analysis: 1.7999999E-02 seconds iter RMS max_chg rms_chg 1 0.00334 0.00000 0.00000 2 0.00300 0.02624 0.01034 3 0.00239 -0.02112 0.00890 19 0.00025 -0.00096 0.00032 20 0.00024 0.00055 0.00029 least-squares solution: 5.0000002E-04 seconds most negative CCobs-CCcalc: -0.00040 at 1 4 most positive CCobs-CCcalc: 0.00044 at 1 5 avg, rms CCobs-CCcalc : 0.00004 0.00025 n, dim, trace= 5 2 3.1754 eigenvalues after refining the first 2 : dim refined eigenvalues, + up to 3 more: 3.1324 0.0432 0.0007 -0.0001 a posteriori Eigen-analysis: 9.9999997E-05 seconds writing #, cartesian coords, spherical coords =(length,angles) to solution.dat if first cartesian coord <0 then length is written as -length diagonal elements : CCfin = 1.001*CCest -0.006 ; rc= 1.000 off-diagonal elements: CCobs = 1.000*CCest + 0.000 ; rc= 1.000 total time: 2.9899999E-02 seconds bash-4.2$ cat solution.dat 1 0.0242 0.0095 0.0260 0.3739 2 0.7480 -0.1556 0.7641 -0.2051 3 0.9357 -0.0171 0.9358 -0.0183 4 0.9760 0.0087 0.9760 0.0089 5 0.8626 0.1361 0.8733 0.1564
The output is: <vector #> <x> <y> <length> <angle> for each vector, in this 2-dimensional case; equivalently for higher dimensions.