Question: Problem using Breakdancer
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4.6 years ago by
jamessemaj71210 wrote:


I am trying to use BreakDancer tool for detecting structural variants.I downloaded BreakDancer from

I did the installation steps mentioned on the page completely.After this I went to the Documentation section to read about running BreakDancer.It said to use the command /usr/lib/breakdancer-max/ -g -h NA19238_chr21_del_inv.bam NA19238_chr21_del_inv.bam > BRC6.cfg. But it gave an error saying:/usr/lib/breakdancer-max/ So I searched and there was no Breakdancer installed there.So I went to the folder where I had installed it and tried searching but count not find it unless I finally found it in perl folder.Then I tried running the following command: sudo ./ -g -h NA19238_chr21_del_inv.bam NA19238_chr21_del_inv.bam > BRC6.cfg

I got error: Can't locate Statistics/ in @INC (you may need to install the Statistics::Descriptive module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.20.2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20 /usr/share/perl/5.20 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at ./ line 7. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./ line 7.

Whats wrong please help

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.3 years ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 4.6 years ago by jamessemaj71210
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4.6 years ago by
mastal5112.0k wrote:

It looks like you have the Perl version of Breakdancer, which requires the Perl module mentioned in the error message.

Here is a link to the page with the instructions for the Perl version of Breakdancer:

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.6 years ago by mastal5112.0k

I dont know how to use perl.I want to use c++ version,but where to get it explicitly without requiring to interfere with perl.I mean can you provide me the link explicitly for c++ version and explanation to running it.

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