# powerTCR: modeling the clone size distribution of the TCR repertoire
This is an R package for fitting the discrete gamma-GPD spliced threshold model to a distribution of clone sizes. The package contains tools needed to perform all of the analyses found in our paper, *powerTCR: a model-based approach to comparative analysis of the clone size distribution of the T cell receptor repertoire.*
Install and load this package from BioConductor by typing in R:
if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
or take it directly from from GitHub with:
## Getting going
See the [package vignette](/vignettes/powerTCR.Rmd) for a detailed walkthrough of package features.
You may read our methods paper at [PLoS Computational Biology](https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006571).
If you found the powerTCR package useful, please cite our paper:
Koch H, Starenki D, Cooper SJ, Myers RM, Li Q (2018) powerTCR: A model-based approach to comparative analysis of the clone size distribution of the T cell receptor repertoire. PLOS Computational Biology 14(11): e1006571. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006571
Citation for the powerTCR package is:
Koch H (2018). powerTCR: Model-Based Comparative Analysis of the TCR Repertoire. R package version 1.1.4.