Any FastQC alternative
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eric.enns ▴ 20

I am looking for a FastQC alternative, we run FastQC on our cluster which doesn't work so well with java. By that I mean java is incapable of listening to slurm resource limits and tries to allocate way more memory than it actually needs. Since we have a heterogenous cluster this means that we have to set FastQC to request more than 32GB of ram per execution, which just wastes resources.

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GenoMax 110k

@Matt Shirley's fastqp generates plots similar to FastQC.

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spvensko ▴ 220

I cannot speak to how well any of these work with SLURM but https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RNA-Seq_bioinformatics_tools#Quality_control lists a few alternatives.

Another alternative not listed is fastx_quality_stats.sh (http://hannonlab.cshl.edu/fastx_toolkit/commandline.html#fastq_statistics_usage).

I've also used fastq-stats (part of the ea-utils suite: https://github.com/ExpressionAnalysis/ea-utils) quite a bit.

None of these options are, to the best of my knowledge, as full-fledged as FASTQC feature-wise, but they may play better with SLURM resource allocation.

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