Comparison of Gene Expression Measurements by Two Methods. Gene Microarray expression level (RMA) vs. RNA-seq expression level (log2 RPKM) for subject C3. Both axes are expressed in base 2 logarithmic scale. The dynamic range (ratio of largest observable value to apparent background value) of the RNA-seq data is clearly larger than that of Exon array data. Bivariate density contours indicate a strong but nonlinear correlation between the two measurements. The two methods yield nearly proportional results above the median expression levels (Blue line). Solid Black lines are detection limits for microarray (RMA = 4.5) and RNA-seq (log2RPKM =0). Refer Methods for the description of detection limits.