Question: lgen to ped using plink
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7 days ago by
tarek.mohamed0 wrote:

Hi All, How can I create a lgen file which has only one individual genotyped for 300,000 SNPs. I mean in the context of sample ids, what shall I use? I created the lgen, fam files below. Then I used plink 1.9 to generate ped file (log file shown belos). The problem is that genotypes in ped file mismatch genotype in lgen file.


200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 rs1000002 A G

200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 rs1000003 A G

200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 rs10000030 A G

200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 rs10000037 G G


200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 0 0 0 0


3 rs1000002 0 183635768

3 rs1000003 0 98342907

4 rs10000030 0 103374154

4 rs10000037 0 38924330

ped_file: 200638550003_R01C01 200638550003_R01C01 0 0 0 -9 A A G A G A G A G G G A G A A A A A G G


PLINK v1.90b4.6 64-bit (15 Aug 2017) Options in effect: --lfile test_1 --no-fid --no-parents --no-pheno --no-sex --out test_1_1.9 --recode

Hostname: quser11 Working directory: /projects/b1042/BurridgeLab Start time: Wed Sep 13 15:23:58 2017

Random number seed: 1505334238

128715 MB RAM detected; reserving 64357 MB for main workspace.

Processing .lgen file... done.

--lfile: test_1_1.9-temporary.bed + test_1_1.9-temporary.bim +

test_1_1.9-temporary.fam written.

10 variants loaded from .bim file.

1 person (0 males, 0 females, 1 ambiguous) loaded from .fam.

Ambiguous sex ID written to test_1_1.9.nosex .

Using 1 thread (no multithreaded calculations invoked).

Before main variant filters, 1 founder and 0 nonfounders present.

Calculating allele frequencies... done.

10 variants and 1 person pass filters and QC.

Note: No phenotypes present.

--recode ped to test_1_1.9.ped + ... done.

Thanks Tarek

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 days ago • written 7 days ago by tarek.mohamed0

Wrote a response earlier, but it seems to have disappeared.

The main issue is that your .map file is unsorted; plink will sort it by position before generating the new .ped + .map fileset, and I'm guessing that's why there appears to be a discrepancy.

Also, it doesn't look like you posted the entire .lgen or .map input files, since they have only 4 variants but the .log file states that 10 were loaded.

ADD REPLYlink written 7 days ago by chrchang5232.6k

Hi Chang, Thanks again for the reply. You are right, this discrepancy is due to the unsorted map file. After comparing ped file with a sorted map file, everything seems to be fine now.


ADD REPLYlink written 6 days ago by tarek.mohamed0
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