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* Samplevis:
  * Re-layout:
    http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/perfect-multi-column-liquid-layouts.
  * Allow for heavily corrected sequences to remain visible in the graphs.
  * Replace the alert for 'No data' markers with a message on the page.
  * Make sure markers for which no sequences meet the filtering criteria are
    still visible.
  * Sort STR alleles by length by default.
  * Option to adjust the sorting.
  * Option to choose complete table download.
  * When we have them, add default values to table filtering (for reference).
* Add 'Other sequences' line (optional) to TSSV output if -a > 1.
* Additions needed for publication:
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  * [If not too difficult to implement] BGEstimate should start with homozygous
    samples and add heterozygous samples later to optimise correction.
  * Summary statistics for BGEstimate based on top N genotypes per marker,
    which is the highest percentage remaining background in reference database
    (maybe also additional value for confidence interval).
  * Visualisation to display highest remaining background (positive and
    negative) in known samples after BGCorrect analysis.
* Add options to Libconvert to generate a template for STR or non-STR markers.
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* Make sure blame doesn't crash on 'No data' lines.
* Add plotting of raw data points to StuttermodelVis.
* Add a print stylesheet for the other visualisations (only Samplevis has one).
* Add visualisation with all markers in one graph ("samplesummaryvis"?).
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* Allow loading multiple files into HTML visualisations and provide prev/next
  buttons to browse them.
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* Visualisations in IE10:
  * Printing striped table rows does not seem to work. (But pagebreaks work
    better than Chrome!!)
  * Tables are not perfectly aligned with the graphs (graphs render slightly
    differently). Firefox: same thing (and not identical to IE either).
* [Known bug]: pattern_longest_match does not give the longest match if a
  shorter match is possible and found earlier at the same position.
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* Add tool that takes a configuration file and runs a pipeline of other tools.
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* Add "allow_N" flag to [no_repeat] markers.  If the flag is specified, the
  reference sequence may contain Ns.  People might need this for the rCRS mtDNA
  reference sequence.
* Adjust BGEstimate so that it computes forward and reverse in one go.  To do
  this, double the number of columns in P and C and put the forward profile in
  the left half and the reverse profile in the right half.  The benefit of this
  is that this ensures the same A is used for both strands, that is, the
  estimated allele balance is the same.
* Adjust BGEstimate so that it takes strand bias in the allele itself into
  account as well.
* Perhaps there should be a version of BGEstimate that makes a profile for each
  genotype instead of each allele.  This allows for the detection of hybrids.
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* Add tool to summarise various statistics about the entire analysis pipeline:
  (TODO: Write this list)
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Open Vega issues:
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* Sorting is broken.
  https://github.com/vega/vega/issues/509
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* Feature request: Id-based refs for Force transform's source and target.
  https://github.com/vega/vega/issues/471
* Tick labels of log scale axes don't respect number formatting.
  https://github.com/vega/vega/issues/470
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* Legend and axis corruption on signal changes.
  https://github.com/vega/vega/issues/446
* Feature request for lines (or arbitrary shapes) for legend items.
  https://github.com/vega/vega/issues/408
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Inclusion of tools developed during the project into FDSTools:
PRIO    OLD TOOL NAME       DESCRIPTION
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LOW     distance-plot       Check stability of profiles by subsampling
LOW     qq-plot             Draw Q-Q plot vs normal/lognormal distributions
LOW     stuttercheck        Sort-of stuttermodel using profiles as input
LOW     substitutioncheck   Sort-of substitutionmodel using profiles as input
DONE    gen-allele-names    Convert TSSV-style sequences to allelenames
DONE    stuttermark         Mark stutter products in sample
DONE    analyze-background  BGEstimate: generate background profiles
DONE    profilemark         BGCorrect: find and correct for noise in samples
DONE    gen-bg-profiles     Compute statistics on noise in homozygous samples
DONE    blame               Find dirty samples in the reference database
DONE    allelenames-update  Convert allele names from one library to another
DONE    polyfit-repeat-len  Stuttermodel: predict stutter from sequence
DONE    common-background   Compute noise ratios in homozygous samples
DROP    alleles-convert     Convert allele names using lookup table
DROP    block-dedup         Remove duplicate blocks in TSSV-style sequences
DROP    graphgen            Create bar graph from a sample's data
DROP    find-true-alleles   Check whether the true alleles are detected
DROP    allele-graph        Create a graph of allele co-occurrence
DROP    ambiguity           Find potentially ambiguous allele combinations
DROP    strandbias          Find strand bias in the data
DROP    annotate-alleles    Annotate true alleles in sample based on allelelist

Visualisations:
LOW     blame               Common alleles
LOW     qqplot              Q-Q plot of normal/lognormal distribution
LOW     stability           Profile distance vs amount of subsampling
DONE    samplevis           Sample data
DONE    profiles            Background profiles
DONE    bg                  Dotplots of noise ratios in homozygous samples
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DONE    trends              Fit repeat length vs stutter amount
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DONE    allelegraph         Homozygosity/heterozygosity
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Argument group order*:
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input file options          bgcorrect,samplestats,seqconvert,stuttermark
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output file options         allelefinder,bgcorrect,bgestimate,bghomraw,bghomstats,bgmerge,blame,samplestats,seqconvert,stuttermark,stuttermodel,tssv
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sample tag parsing options  allelefinder,bgcorrect,bgestimate,bghomraw,bghomstats,blame,samplestats,seqconvert,stuttermark,stuttermodel
allele detection options    bgestimate,bghomraw,bghomstats,blame,stuttermodel
interpretation options      samplestats
filtering options           allelefinder,bgcorrect,bgestimate,bghomraw,bghomstats,bgpredict,blame,samplestats,stuttermark,stuttermodel
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sequence format options     allelefinder,bgcorrect,bgestimate,bghomraw,bghomstats,bgmerge,bgpredict,blame,stuttermark,stuttermodel,tssv
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random subsampling options  bgestimate,bghomstats,stuttermodel
visualisation options       vis
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*tssv has sequence format options before output file options
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Input/output of tools:      INPUT           OUTPUT
allelefinder    list of sample files        *single output + report
bgcorrect       bg file + single sample (b) single sample (batches supported)
bgestimate      list of sample files        single output + report
bghomraw        list of sample files        single output
bghomstats      list of sample files        single output
bgmerge^        list of bg files            single output
bgpredict^      model + seqfile             single output
blame           bg file + list of samples   single output
libconvert^     single input library        single output
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samplestats     single sample file (batch)  single sample (batches supported)
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seqconvert      single sample file (batch)  single sample (batches supported)
stuttermark     single sample file (batch)  single sample (batches supported)
stuttermodel    list of sample files        single output
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tssv            single sample FQ/FA         single output + report
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vis^            single sample (optional)    single output
*TODO: add option to change single output to multi-out (batch_process=True)
^does not use add_args functions (bgmodel/predict use sequence_format_args)

Input/output conventions:
* Write single output to sys.stdout by default, allow changing by -o
* Write report (if applicable) to sys.stderr by default, allow changing by -R
* For multi-in to single-out: list input files as positionals
* For single-in: provide [IN], [OUT] positionals (defaulting IN to sys.stdin)
* Single-in batch support via -i/-o; mutex with positionals!
  (if len(-o) == len(-i), map infile->outfile; if len(-o) == 1,
   map sample->outfile by rewriting tag)
* Multi-in to multi-out: allow multiple values in -o option (currently unused)

Reserved option letters:
-h  Help (used globally)
-v  Version (used globally)
-d  Debug (used globally)
-i  Batch input files
-o  Output files
-R  Report file
-F  Target sequence format
-l  Library
-e  Sample tag extraction pattern
-f  Sample tag format

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Sequence format conversions:
From    To
raw     tssv    OK - Transparent to non-STR markers (have no regex_middle).
raw     name    OK - Uses raw->tssv as a first step.
tssv    raw     OK - Trivial case.
tssv    name    (Implemented as tssv->raw->name)
name    raw     (Implemented as name->tssv->raw)
name    tssv    OK

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