AMAD notes

AMAD is a flat file microarray database written in Perl. It is available at Because AMAD has an interface for serving and managing array data, it is very easy to add on to. Having all of ones array files in one place makes it very easy to develop analysis modules for displaying and analyzing data.

I wrote a simple module for plotting array data either by log2 vs the product of the intensities, or by log10 of the intensities. The result is an image map with significant points highlighted.

Here is an example of the AMAD interface.

Here is an example of the plot module: cbk1 delete vs wt

The plot module is a simple Perl script that looks at the arrays currently stored in AMAD, and makes an x,y plot with an imagemap and links to a database.

Chris Seidel