Question: MultiQC extra_fn_clean_exts for specific module
gravatar for Rick M Tankard
16 months ago by
Murdoch University, WA, Australia
Rick M Tankard0 wrote:

In MultiQC, I am wanting to use a custom sample name clean option for just the Kallisto module.

I have run Kallisto with multiple fastq pairs, and want to truncate to just the sample name. I still want to keep the FastQC module results separate to each pair. In the following example, I want the sample name to be just "A2" for Kallisto, but "A2_CATCAT_L002_R1_001", "A2_CATCAT_L002_R2_001", "A2_CATCAT_L007_R1_001" etc for FastQC.

My multiqc_config.yaml performs what I want for the Kallisto module (sample name "A2"), with:

# MultiQC config file

    - kallisto:
        name: 'Kallisto test'

    - type: regex
      pattern: '(_\w+){4}'

My example_kallisto.log file contains:

[quant] fragment length distribution will be estimated from the data
[index] k-mer length: 31
[index] number of targets: 187,626
[index] number of k-mers: 108,619,921
[index] number of equivalence classes: 752,021
[quant] running in paired-end mode
[quant] will process pair 1: rawdata/RNAseq/A2_CATCAT_L002_R1_001.fastq.gz
[quant] will process pair 2: rawdata/RNAseq/A2_CATCAT_L007_R1_001.fastq.gz
[quant] will process pair 3: rawdata/RNAseq/A2_CATCAT_L005_R1_001.fastq.gz
[quant] finding pseudoalignments for the reads ... done
[quant] processed 7,000,000 reads, 6,000,000 reads pseudoaligned
[quant] estimated average fragment length: 175.123
[   em] quantifying the abundances ... done
[   em] the Expectation-Maximization algorithm ran for 1,001 rounds
[bstrp] number of EM bootstraps complete: 100

I have tried to set the sample name truncation to just Kallisto with the following multiqc_config.yaml file, but without success (the option is ignored).

# MultiQC config file

    - kallisto:
        name: 'Kallisto test'

        - type: regex
          pattern: '(_\w+){4}'

Thanks for your help in advance!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago by Phil Ewels520 • written 16 months ago by Rick M Tankard0
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15 months ago by
Phil Ewels520
Sweden / Stockholm / SciLifeLab
Phil Ewels520 wrote:

Hi Rick,

That's a great question and interesting use case. I don't think that it's possible to do this in MultiQC currently, but it would be a nice idea and I don't think it would be too difficult to implement.

I've made an issue here to remind me to add it the next time I get a chance to work on MultiQC:



ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by Phil Ewels520

Thanks. It's good to know that it's not currently possible.

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by Rick M Tankard0

Hi Rick,

It took me a little while, but I've just added support for this feature. It's documented here:

See the above issue for details:

I hope this helps!


ADD REPLYlink written 15 hours ago by Phil Ewels520
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