Question: Is it OK to use --split-files option in fastq-dump when processing SE data?
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15 months ago by
biolab1.0k
biolab1.0k wrote:

Hi, everyone,

I have a list of SRR accessions and need to process them using Fastq-dump. Some of them are SE, and others are PE data. Do you think it OK to use --split-files option in fastq-dump when processing SE data? I want to use one fastq-dump command to process both SE and PE data (my command is: fastq-dump --split-files <accession>). Thank you very much!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago by Devon Ryan84k • written 15 months ago by biolab1.0k
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15 months ago by
Devon Ryan84k
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Devon Ryan84k wrote:

Yes, that will always work OK.

ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by Devon Ryan84k
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Thanks a lot, Devon Ryan.

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by biolab1.0k

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ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by WouterDeCoster32k

Off-label usage of SRAtoolkit commands may be dangerous :)

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by genomax55k

Hi, genomax, could you please tell me the safe usage of fastq-dump? Thank you very much!

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by biolab1.0k

That was meant to be a partly humorous comment.

That said, if you know a certain dataset is SE then why use --split-files in first place. In general, search via EBI-ENA to see if the dataset you are looking for is available there since you can directly download fastq files, circumventing need for sratoolkit.

ADD REPLYlink modified 15 months ago • written 15 months ago by genomax55k

OK, genomax, thanks a lot for your explanations. I will try EBI-ENA.

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by biolab1.0k
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