Question: Error Running The Picard Tool?
4.8 years ago by
Dottorini, Tania • 20
Dottorini, Tania • 20 wrote:
Hi, I am trying to determine the mean inner distance between mate pairs, but encountered odd results. Briefly, to calculate the mean inner distance I mapped PE data with 2x100bp read length with Bowtie against the reference transcriptome, and used the Picard InsertSize Metrics to calculate the Mean insert size. I then, subtracted the combined insert size (2*100) from the Mean insert size value, thus obtaining the mean inner distance between mate pairs. In all the cases studied, 4 samples and 4 controls, I have always obtained negative mean inner distance between mate pairs values. In addition, in some cases I had the following error running the Picard Tool: "Unable to find expected pdf file /galaxy/main/jobdir/006/471/. ../InsertSizeHist.pdf This always happens if single ended data was provided to this tool" But in all cases I can confirm I provided paired-end NGS data. For same of the runs that gave me this failure log, I rerun them again but mapping to the genome instead of the transcriptome, and in this case it did work but always giving me negative distance values. I would like to know if this is the correct procedure to be followed or if there are other approaches I can use to find these distance values and if I can eventually use such negative distance values in Tophat Thank you for your help Tania
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