Question: Unknown error message in PLINK association analysis
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4.2 years ago by
dam4l150 wrote:

I've encountered a novel error while running association analysis in PLINK. I input the following command:

./plink --bfile file_merged --pheno phenotype.txt --allow-no-sex --covar plink.mds --covar-name C1,C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7,C8,C9,C10 --out association_results --linear --adjust

I received the following error message:

Zero valid tests; --adjust skipped.

I have completed association analyses previously using the same command, so I am just wondering if anyone knows the source of the error.


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.5 years ago by logands20 • written 4.2 years ago by dam4l150

Could you print the whole log here or on

It looks like plink skips all tests for some reason

ADD REPLYlink written 4.2 years ago by Philipp Bayer6.6k
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3.5 years ago by
logands20 wrote:


I ran into the same problem with a specific build of PLINK (v1.90b3c 64-bit (2 Feb 2015)) that was loaded on our computational cluster. However, the problem is resolved with a more current build (v1.90b3.32 64-bit (24 Feb 2016)). Just as an FYI, for anyone else who may run into this problem...just check the build.

Cheers, Logan

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by logands20
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