class scvi.module.LDVAE(n_input, n_batch=0, n_labels=0, n_hidden=128, n_latent=10, n_layers_encoder=1, dropout_rate=0.1, dispersion='gene', log_variational=True, gene_likelihood='nb', use_batch_norm=True, bias=False, latent_distribution='normal', **vae_kwargs)[source]#

Bases: VAE

Linear-decoded Variational auto-encoder model.

Implementation of [Svensson et al., 2020].

This model uses a linear decoder, directly mapping the latent representation to gene expression levels. It still uses a deep neural network to encode the latent representation.

Compared to standard VAE, this model is less powerful, but can be used to inspect which genes contribute to variation in the dataset. It may also be used for all scVI tasks, like differential expression, batch correction, imputation, etc. However, batch correction may be less powerful as it assumes a linear model.

  • n_input (int) – Number of input genes

  • n_batch (int (default: 0)) – Number of batches

  • n_labels (int (default: 0)) – Number of labels

  • n_hidden (int (default: 128)) – Number of nodes per hidden layer (for encoder)

  • n_latent (int (default: 10)) – Dimensionality of the latent space

  • n_layers_encoder (int (default: 1)) – Number of hidden layers used for encoder NNs

  • dropout_rate (float (default: 0.1)) – Dropout rate for neural networks

  • dispersion (str (default: 'gene')) –

    One of the following

    • 'gene' - dispersion parameter of NB is constant per gene across cells

    • 'gene-batch' - dispersion can differ between different batches

    • 'gene-label' - dispersion can differ between different labels

    • 'gene-cell' - dispersion can differ for every gene in every cell

  • log_variational (bool (default: True)) – Log(data+1) prior to encoding for numerical stability. Not normalization.

  • gene_likelihood (str (default: 'nb')) –

    One of

    • 'nb' - Negative binomial distribution

    • 'zinb' - Zero-inflated negative binomial distribution

    • 'poisson' - Poisson distribution

  • use_batch_norm (bool (default: True)) – Bool whether to use batch norm in decoder

  • bias (bool (default: False)) – Bool whether to have bias term in linear decoder

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Extract per-gene weights (for each Z, shape is genes by dim(Z)) in the linear decoder.

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Extract per-gene weights (for each Z, shape is genes by dim(Z)) in the linear decoder.

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