Figure 1.

Illustration of the statistical testing procedure to assess significance of the causal orientation method performance (AUC/accuracy). a) AUC is computed using real data; b) AUC is computed using random data from the Normal distribution (null distribution) for the same gold standard as used with the real data, and this step is repeated 1,000 times; c) a p-value is calculated by comparing AUCs from the null distribution to the AUC obtained in the real data.

Statnikov et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13(Suppl 8):S22   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-S8-S22