Question: How to extract sample id using bcftools or vcftools
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4.8 years ago by
xinhui.wang180
Netherlands
xinhui.wang180 wrote:

Dear all,

I am working on vcf data with bcftools. It is a big data set and I would like to see the list of samples are including in this vcf file, what's the easy way with bcftools or vcftools?

Thanks and with best regards

Xinhui

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago by zx87548.9k • written 4.8 years ago by xinhui.wang180

What do you mean by the list of samples? If you have a multisample vcf file, you can see the list of samples by looking the names of the columns of vcf file. But maybe I'm misunderstanding your question...

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by iraun3.7k

Thanks and I would like to get sample ID's in this vcf file. I know we could found at header of vcf file. Is there a parameter in vcftools or bcftools to extract sample ID's?

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by xinhui.wang180
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4.8 years ago by
xinhui.wang180
Netherlands
xinhui.wang180 wrote:

I got it:

bcftools query -l input.vcf

From manuals - query:

-l, --list-samples: list sample names and exit

ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago by zx87548.9k • written 4.8 years ago by xinhui.wang180
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23 months ago by
Ömer An190
Singapore
Ömer An190 wrote:

Alternatively you can use vcftools:

vcf-query -l input.vcf
ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago by zx87548.9k • written 23 months ago by Ömer An190
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