I have 2 dataframe with same genes both different data sets


> head(heat1[1:3,1:4])
             A10         A11        A12        A2
ATP5F1 2.1163092  0.32044094 -0.5661269 0.7978236
DDX5   0.6277182 -1.67055853 -0.0123082 0.8895472
EEF1G  1.6459212  0.02923401 -1.2737676 0.5842162

> head(heat2[1:3,1:4])
              A10        A12          A3          A4
A2M    -0.6031969  0.6378864 0.000573381 -0.07769313
ABCB11  0.5600164  0.3087120 0.171636836  1.25681512
ABCC2   0.2093133 -0.5608016 0.782278709  0.16618683

I want to plot them side by side with the same order of genes

I tried

> ht1 = Heatmap(heat1)
> ht2 = Heatmap(heat2)
> ht_list = ht1 + ht2
> draw(ht_list, ht_gap = unit(1, "cm"))
Warning message:
Row names of heatmap 2 is not consistent as the main
heatmap (1) 

But I getting not the same order of genes

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Can you help me with this?


1 Answer 1


Please read through the ComplexHeatmap manual, especially the section on row and column orders: https://jokergoo.github.io/ComplexHeatmap-reference/book/a-single-heatmap.html#get-orders-and-dendrograms-from-heatmap

You can use row_order and column_order following a draw() (which you can nest between a pdf(null) and dev.off() to disable drawing it on any device). That way, you'll be sure to get the right order from the first heatmap to use with the second.

By nesting, I mean like so:

h1 <- Heatmap(...)
h1d <- draw(h1)
ro1 <- row_order(h1d)
co1 <- column_order(h1d)

Use whichever (row/column) order is appropriate to gene order.


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