Running Salmon RNA quantification with pre-computed index
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saipra003 • 0

Hi! I am trying to run RNA quantification through the salmon program (I am using version 1.2.1), using the pre-computed salmon index downloaded from refgenie (link can be found here). I am having a bit of trouble with the options in the command line and keep receiving error messages.

Here is the command I am passing through: salmon quant -i <directory containing index> -l A -1 <(gzip <path to .fastq.gz file>) -2 <(gzip <path to .fastq.gz file>) --validateMappings -o <output directory>

Here is what directory containing the index has in it. I am passing the directory's path into the -i option.

Here is what the error message looks like.

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This could be a memory problem. Can you monitor the RAM usage in a separate window while this is running?

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I don't think that I can because this command is running on a remote cluster.

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saipra003 • 0

Hi, I was able to solve the problem by upgrading Salmon to the current version at this time (version 1.5.2). It appears that this problem might have been a bug in the previous version.

I wanted to provide a quick update for those who are looking at this issue. The above issue was indeed caused by a memory problem. If you run into this problem, you should update your salmon version and also allocate more RAM to the Salmon process.