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PEDSTATS - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I reference PEDSTATS?
  2. To reference PEDSTATS, please cite: Wigginton JE and Abecasis GR (2005) PEDSTATS: descriptive statistics, graphics and quality assessment for gene mapping data Bioinformatics 21:3445 - 3447.

  3. Why should I register my copy of PEDSTATS?
  4. Well, all software programs are buggy... and PEDSTATS is probably no exception. If we find something wrong, we need your e-mail address to let you know. This information is also used to gauge the level of interest in the project and helps decide whether to invest time making PEDSTATS even better or, perhaps, go back to the lab and do some real work.

  5. Do I need a license to use PEDSTATS?
  6. PEDSTATS is available free for both commercial and non-commercial use, no license is required. However, note that no redistribution of the PEDSTATS source code or binaries is allowed. If you do use PEDSTATS, please register.

  7. Can I send PEDSTATS text output to a file?
  8. To direct PEDSTATS output to a file, you can either redirect output to a file, with the ">" redirect operator, e.g.:

      prompt> pedstats -d datfile -p pedfile  > outfile
    Or, in standard Unix systems, pipe PEDSTATS output through tee:
      prompt> pedstats -d datfile -p pedfile  | tee outfile
    To get output both to the screen and a file.


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