Pipelines in FCS Express are a set of data processing steps that stand alone or are connected in series. The output of a step can be applied to a data file or utilized as the input of the next step, or series of steps, that may be applied to your data.
The vast majority of commonly used algorithms for data analysis are actually pipelines, with tSNE (and its variants) and SPADE being two examples. However, when those algorithms are implemented as a one calculation, user customizations are limited to the what the specific implementation allows. Pipelines in FCS Express increase the computational flexibility and granularity of running algorithms and data transformations while giving users the unique ability to create their own transformations.
As mentioned above, a pipeline is made of individual data processing steps with each step performing a specific calculation/transformation.
Pipeline steps are grouped by functionality in FCS Express. FCS Express supports the pipeline steps outlined in the Pipeline Steps chapter table. New steps and functionality are being developed all the time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a step or algorithm you would like to see included.
To begin working with Pipelines in FCS Express please see the following topics: