HIMA: High-dimensional Mediation Analysis

GitHub release

HIMA is an R package for estimating and testing high-dimensional mediation effects in omic studies.


HIMA is now available in R CRAN repository

## Install HIMA

To install from GitHub

## Install HIMA from GitHub

If package “qvalue” is not found, please first install “qvalue” package through Bioconductor: https://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/qvalue.html

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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  2. Perera C, Zhang H, Zheng Y, Hou L, Qu A, Zheng C, Xie K, Liu L. HIMA2: high-dimensional mediation analysis and its application in epigenome-wide DNA methylation data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2022. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-022-04748-1. PMID: 35879655. PMCID: PMC9310002

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  6. Zhang H, Hong X, Zheng Y, Hou L, Zheng C, Wang X, Liu L. High-Dimensional Quantile Mediation Analysis with Application to a Birth Cohort Study of Mother–Newborn Pairs. Bioinformatics. 2023. (In press)

Contact package maintainer:

Yinan Zheng

Email: y-zheng@northwestern.edu