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I have published research works in the fields of granular matter physics, network sciencemachine learninguser interfaces and bioinformatics. But above all I like to create useful systems. I  enjoy the process of designing and implementing web based services that stand the test of time. My current project that I dedicate most my time to is an e-book on genomic data analysis:

  • The Biostar Handbook - it is modeled by the content on this site and is a comprehensive guide for beginning bioinformaticians.

I am the  maintainer of this site:

  • Biostar Q&A platform  more of a jack-of-all-trades:  lead developer, interface designer, database manager, sys admin, dev-ops etc. whatever needs to be done.

Currently I work as a  Professor of Bioinformatics at Penn State. Within that position I serve in various roles:

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Comment: C: What does p-value mean ? What and how can i interpret the results
... the phrase "due to chance" has no connection to the magnitude of the p-values at all. Observing smaller or larger probability does not affect the interpretation of the second part of the sentence. "due to chance" is just a succinct way to say "caused by random chance while the null hypothesis is ...
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Answer: A: What does p-value mean ? What and how can i interpret the results
... There is a tradeoff. When we try to be precise, the explanations become a little unwieldy and make the definition hard to remember. When we make the explanation simple, the wording is ambiguous. Here is a definition that I like, tries to reconcile the two extremes: > The p-value is the proba ...
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Comment: C: NGS RNA-Seq Analysis Pipeline Tophat vs STAR
... I think it is fine, I don't want to mess with the nice guide there. A minor oversight at most. ...
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Comment: C: NGS RNA-Seq Analysis Pipeline Tophat vs STAR
... Forum is the more appropriate type. Conceptually blog posts are the content in the PLANET blog aggregator and using them in both contexts may end up as confusing. The Blog type should not be selectable in the dropdown, it is just an oversight. ...
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Answer: A: mRNA Translation: TGG/UGG as a start codon?
... Ah, the first time I get to demonstrate my cool new software to the world :-) I've designed it exactly to explore these types of problems. I understand the author already figured out the answer, this is more a demonstration for the next person with the same problem of what they could do to figure ou ...
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Comment: C: How minimap2 mapping works
... Do you want reads to match to the location that they are most similar to or do you want to ensure that they only match to one organism (reference?). Choose depending on the goals you have. ...
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Answer: A: Create a single fastq ids in each row
... assuming your input is in a file called `ids` you can use the UNIX command line tool called `tr` to transform commas into newlines like so: cat ids | tr ',' '\n' | head prints: A00868:56:HK2YWDRXX:1:2103:1832:17472 A00868:56:HK2YWDRXX:1:2106:21775:8547 A00868:56:HK2YWDRXX:1:2113: ...
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Answer: A: paired-end fastq file remove mismatching lengths of bases and qualities error
... You have multiple different errors, note how the first error says: * There appear to be different numbers of reads in the paired input files. whereas the second error is * Mismatch between length of bases and qualities for read 107893745 your data seems to have multiple, overlapping problems I ...
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Comment: C: RNA-seq snp discovery use bcftools
... bcftools is a software that (among the many features) allows you to generate and filter variants. The process you have to follow is not running someone else's code that you don't understand. Instead study that code, understand what it does, then apply the parameters yourself. In your case run `bcf ...
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Answer: A: RNA-seq snp discovery use bcftools
... The valid flags for `bcftoools view` can be seen here http://samtools.github.io/bcftools/bcftools.html#view the command as listed seems to be incorrect (or extremely out of date and not something you should pursue), that's the simple explanation. Perhaps it should've lower case n, `-n` for nove ...
written 14 days ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 86k

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