Question: From genotype raw data .idat to PLINK files
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6.3 years ago by
Armand20 wrote:

Dear all,

I have several raw data (exome genotyping) :   *_Red.idat   *_Grn.idat 

.. and also the illumina data mapping, a file with this columns :

"Family ID","Individual ID","Sample ID","Genotyping Chip Barcode","Genotyping Chip Type","Final Report Name","Sex","Study Role","Birth Year Month"


(where Genotyping Chip Barcode is something like "4252475888_A" and Genotyping Chip Type like "1M-Duov3")

I have different platforms, but now I am focused the data from 1M-Duov3)

I would like to generate the PLINK file. I am using the crlmm R package in order to try to get, at least, the .ped plink genotype file. I am figuring out how to launch successfully genotype.Illumina function.

I am following :

cnSet <- genotype.Illumina(sampleSheet=samplesheet_subset,
                             batch=rep("1", nrow(samplesheet_subset)))

     It seems that cdfName according to 1M-Duov3 should be "human1mduov3b".

     samplesheet_subset a subset data.frame illumina data mapping file with a subset of .idat files. (I am using 38           samples -parents, probands, sibiling, ..)

     arrayNames I don't know what it reefers to... (I try to pass the different sample ID  samplesheet_subset$Sample.ID)

     batch following the example ... (the number of rows of samplesheet_subset)

When I launch, I got this error :


Instantiate CNSet container.
Error en constructInf(sampleSheet = sampleSheet, arrayNames = arrayNames,  : 
  Missing some of the *Grn.idat files


But I think that all the *.idat files are there ...(*_R01C01_Grn.idat, *_R01C02_Grn.idat, *_R01C01_Red.idat,*_R01C02_Red.idat)

[... and I suppose that every .idat file contain variouse samples ..]

Thanks for your help,


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 months ago by freeseek90 • written 6.3 years ago by Armand20

I encounter the same error.

Have you manage to solve that?

ADD REPLYlink written 4.5 years ago by nadne40
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15 months ago by
eva.gradovich0 wrote:

Had the same issue, make sure your files have a .idat extension and are not gzip-compressed. And that the path directory begins with a / and is input as a string (with " "). Worked for me

ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago • written 15 months ago by eva.gradovich0
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7 months ago by
freeseek90 wrote:

If instead of using CRLMM you are okay with using Illumina proprietary GenCall algorithm to generate GTC files out of IDAT file, there are now two approaches:

(i) using the Illumina Array Analysis Platform

(ii) using the Illumina Beeline/AutoConvert software

I describe how to use either approach on Linux here

You can use my own bcftools plugin gtc2vcf to convert GTC files to VCF

Then it is easy to convert a VCF file to PLINK format using best practices

ADD COMMENTlink written 7 months ago by freeseek90
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