Cell Ranger2.0, printed on 03/25/2023
The cellranger reanalyze command reruns secondary analysis performed on the gene-barcode matrix (dimensionality reduction, clustering and visualization) using different parameter settings.
These are the most common command line arguments (run cellranger reanalyze --help for a full list):
|A unique run ID string: e.g. |
|Path to a |
|(optional) Path to a CSV file containing a list of valid parameters and the values to use for them (see Parameters).|
|(optional) Path to a CSV file that was used for cellranger aggr. This allows you to retain any metadata associated with the samples for display in Loupe Cell Browser.|
|(optional) Path to a CSV file with a list of barcodes to use for reanalysis. All barcodes must be present in the matrix.|
|(optional) Path to a CSV file with a list of gene IDs to use for reanalysis (corresponding to the |
|(optional) Force pipeline to use this number of cells, bypassing the cell detection algorithm. Use this if the number of cells estimated by Cell Ranger is not consistent with the barcode rank plot.|
After specifying these input arguments, run cellranger reanalyze. In this example, we're reanalyzing the results of an aggregation named
$ cd /home/jdoe/runs $ ls -1 AGG123/outs/*.h5 # verify the input file exists AGG123/outs/filtered_gene_bc_matrices_h5.h5 AGG123/outs/filtered_molecules.h5 AGG123/outs/raw_gene_bc_matrices_h5.h5 AGG123/outs/raw_molecules.h5 $ cellranger reanalyze --id=AGG123_reanalysis \ --matrix=AGG123/outs/filtered_gene_bc_matrices_h5.h5 \ --params=AGG123_reanalysis.csv
The pipeline will begin to run, creating a new folder named with the reanalysis ID you specified (e.g.
/home/jdoe/runs/AGG123_reanalysis) for its output. If this folder already exists, cellranger will assume it is an existing pipestance and attempt to resume running it.
A successful run should conclude with a message similar to this:
2016-11-09 11:05:58 [runtime] (run:local) ID.AGG123_reanalysis.SC_RNA_REANALYZER_CS.SC_RNA_ANALYZER.SUMMARIZE_ANALYSIS.fork0.join 2016-11-09 11:06:01 [runtime] (join_complete) ID.AGG123_reanalysis.SC_RNA_REANALYZER_CS.SC_RNA_ANALYZER.SUMMARIZE_ANALYSIS Outputs: - Secondary analysis output CSV: /home/jdoe/runs/AGG123_reanalysis/outs/analysis_csv - Secondary analysis web summary: /home/jdoe/runs/AGG123_reanalysis/outs/web_summary.html - Copy of the input parameter CSV: /home/jdoe/runs/AGG123_reanalysis/outs/params_csv.csv - Copy of the input aggregation CSV: /home/jdoe/runs/AGG123_reanalysis/outs/aggregation_csv.csv - Loupe Cell Browser file: /home/jdoe/runs/AGG123/outs/cloupe.cloupe Pipestance completed successfully!
Refer to the Analysis page for an explanation of the output.
The CSV file passed to
--params should have 0 or more rows, one for every parameter that you want to customize. There is no header row. If a parameter is not specified in your CSV, its default value will be used. See Common Use Cases for some examples.
Here is a detailed description of each parameter. For parameters that subset the data, a default value of
null indicates that no subsetting happens by default.
|Parameter||Type||Default Value||Recommended Range||Description|
|int||null||Cannot be set higher than the available number of cells.||Randomly subset data to N barcodes for all analysis. Reduce this parameter if you want to improve performance or simulate results from lower cell counts.|
|int||null||Cannot be set higher than the available number of cells.||Randomly subset data to N barcodes when computing PCA projection (the most memory-intensive step). The PCA projection will still be applied to the full dataset, i.e. your final results will still reflect all the data. Try reducing this parameter if your analysis is running out of memory.|
|int||null||Cannot be set higher than the number of genes in the reference transcriptome.||Subset data to the top N genes (ranked by normalized dispersion) when computing PCA. Differential expression will still reflect all genes. Try reducing this parameter if your analysis is running out of memory.|
|int||10||10-100, depending on the number of cell populations / clusters you expect to see.||Compute N principal components for PCA. Setting this too high may cause spurious clusters to be called.|
|int||0||10-500, depending on desired granularity||Number of nearest-neighbors to use in the graph-based clustering. Lower values result in higher-granularity clustering. The actual number of neighbors used is the maximum of this value and that determined by |
|float||-230.0||Determines how clustering granularity scales with cell count.||The number of nearest neighbors, k, used in the graph-based clustering is computed as follows: k = neighbor_a + neighbor_b * log10(n_cells). The actual number of neighbors used is the maximum of this value and |
|float||120.0||Determines how clustering granularity scales with cell count.||The number of nearest neighbors, k, used in the graph-based clustering is computed as follows: k = neighbor_a + neighbor_b * log10(n_cells). The actual number of neighbors used is the maximum of this value and |
|int||10||10-50, depending on the number of cell populations / clusters you expect to see.||Compute K-means clustering using K values of 2 to N. Setting this too high may cause spurious clusters to be called.|
|int||null||Cannot be set higher than the ||Subset to top N principal components for TSNE. Change this parameter if you want to see how the TSNE plot changes when using fewer PCs, independent of the clustering / differential expression. You may find that TSNE is faster and/or the output looks better when using fewer PCs.|
|int||30||30-50||TSNE perplexity parameter (see [the TSNE FAQ](https://lvdmaaten.github.io/tsne/) for more details). When analyzing 100k+ cells, increasing this parameter may improve TSNE results, but the algorithm will be slower.|
|float||0.5||Must be between 0 and 1.||TSNE theta parameter (see [the TSNE FAQ](https://lvdmaaten.github.io/tsne/) for more details). Higher values yield faster, more approximate results (and vice versa). The runtime and memory performance of TSNE will increase dramatically if you set this below 0.25.|
|int||2||Must be 2 or 3.||Maximum number of TSNE output dimensions. Set this to 3 to produce both 2D and 3D TSNE projections (note: runtime will increase significantly).|
|int||1000||1000-10000||Number of total TSNE iterations. Try increasing this if TSNE results do not look good on larger numbers of cells. Runtime increases linearly with number of iterations.|
|int||250||Cannot be set higher than ||Iteration at which TSNE learning rate is reduced. Try increasing this if TSNE results do not look good on larger numbers of cells.|
|int||250||Cannot be set higher than ||Iteration at which TSNE momentum is reduced. Try increasing this if TSNE results do not look good on larger numbers of cells. Cannot be set higher than |
|int||0||any integer||Random seed. Due to the randomized nature of the algorithms, changing this will produce slightly different results. If the TSNE results don't look good, try running multiple times with different seeds and pick the TSNE that looks best.|
These examples illustrate what you should put in your
--params CSV file in some common situations.
For very large / diverse cell populations, the defaults may not capture the full variation between cells. In that case, try increasing the number of principal components and / or clusters. To run PCA with 50 components and k-means with up to 30 clusters, put this in your CSV:
You can limit the memory usage of the analysis by computing the PCA projection on a subset of cells and genes. This is expecially useful for large datasets (100k+ cells). If you have 100k cells, it's completely reasonable to use only 50% of them for PCA - the memory usage will be cut in half, but you'll still be well equipped to detect rare subpopulations. Limiting the number of genes will reduce memory even further. To compute the PCA projection using 50000 cells and 3000 genes, put this in your CSV:
Note: Subsetting of cells is done randomly, to avoid bias. Subsetting of genes is done by binning genes by their mean expression across cells, then measuring the dispersion (a variance-like parameter) of each gene's expression normalized to the other genes in its bin.