1. 06 Aug, 2015 1 commit
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      Greatly increased argument help · b30bdbbc
      jhoogenboom authored
      * All tools now have a longer description in the tool-specific help
        page.
      * Arguments are now presented in groups and the order is the same
        across tools.
      
      Furthermore:
      * Fixed bug that rendered BGHomStats and BGEstimate with the -H
        option useless.
      * The report of Allelefinder and BGEstimate is now written to
        sys.stderr by default. This means the report is now always
        generated (but it may be sent directly to /dev/null explicitly by
        the user). The big plus is that the progress of the tools is
        visible in the terminal when the tools are run by hand.
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  2. 05 Aug, 2015 1 commit
  3. 04 Aug, 2015 1 commit
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      Introducing Blame · 8685a304
      jhoogenboom authored
      * New tool Blame can be used to find particularly dirty samples and
        to construct a DNA profile of the contaminator.
      * Fixed bug BGCorrect that resulted in incorrect values in the
        *_add columns.
      * BGEstimate and BGHomStats no longer crash if a library file is
        provided.
      * SeqConvert can now use a different library file for the output,
        thereby offering some possibilities to update allele names when a
        library file gets updated.
      * Replaced various uses of map() by generator expressions and
        listcomps for increased readability speed (although slightly).
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  4. 03 Aug, 2015 1 commit
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      Introducing BGHomStats · a09131d9
      jhoogenboom authored
      * New tool BGHomStats computes statistics (minimum, maximum, mean,
        and sample variance) of noise ratios in homozygous samples.
      * The default BGEstimate output format has been changed to be
        compatible with that of BGHomStats. The cross-tabular output
        format is still available as an option because it easily uses 90%
        less disk space. BGCorrect (and other future tools that use noise
        profiles) will work with both formats.
      * Fixed bug in the --min-samples option of BGEstimate that could
        cause some alleles with less than the specified number of samples
        to be included if --drop-samples is used at the same time.
      * The user now receives an error message if there are unknown
        arguments. The error message lists the usage string of the
        requested tool. (Argparse's default was to print the general
        FDSTools usage string, which is not helpful.)
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  5. 30 Jul, 2015 1 commit
  6. 29 Jul, 2015 1 commit
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      Introducing bgestimate · be745e64
      jhoogenboom authored
      I could write about all its features here, but instead I will point
      out some future plans to highlight the things that are possibly not
      optimal in their current implementation.
      
      There are a number of things I plan to change in the future:
      * The output format is currently JSON, perhaps a carefully designed
        tabular format is a better choice. The benefit of switching to a
        tabluar format is that the data can be loaded into e.g. Excel as
        well.
      * The profiles are currently produced separately for forward and
        reverse reads. I would prefer to integrate these into a single
        computation that estimates allele balance in the heterozygotes
        using both strands as well.
      * I would like to add information about strand bias of the alleles
        as well. The most straightforward way to do this is to set only
        the forward reads of the true allele to 100 and treat the reverse
        reads the same as all background products. You will then obtain a
        number of reverse reads observed for ever 100 forward reads of
        the true allele.
      * I think it would be appropriate to make sure the values in the
        allele balance matrices of each sample ('Ax' in the source code)
        should add up to 1. For homozygotes, it is currently a scalar 1,
        the sum of the elements tend to be more than 1. This means that a
        heterozygous sample has a stronger influence on the profiles than
        a homozygous sample.
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