Florent Angly
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bc_correct_mis_assignments - Try fixing incorrect taxonomic assignments, using a reference community


  bc_correct_mis_assignments -if my_communities.generic  \
                             -op my_modified_communities \
                             -cn theoretical


This script reads a community file that contains reference communities. For every non-reference community in the file, find if the expected members are also found in the reference community. If not, use taxonomic information try to find which member of the reference community should be used instead.


-if <input_files>... | -input_files <input_files>...

File containing the input communities: a reference community + communities for which to remove members not occuring in the reference community. When providing communities in a format that supports only one community per file (e.g. gaas), you can provide multiple input files.


-op <output_prefix> | -output_prefix <output_prefix>

Path and prefix for the output files. Default: output_prefix.default

-rn <ref_name> | -ref_name <ref_name>

Name of the reference community. Default: ref_name.default

-nt <name_type> | -name_type <name_type>

Specify if <ref_name> represents a 'prefix', 'suffix', or the 'full' name of the reference community. Using prefix or suffix allows to have multiple communities with their respective reference community in the same input file. For example, using a suffic of '_theo', community 'sample1' is expected to have a reference community named 'sample1_theo'. Default: name_type.default

-bs <base_sep> | -base_sep <base_sep>

For the purpose of determining the name of the reference community, strip characters before or after the specified separator. For example, when using the prefix 'ref' and the separator '_', community 'sample1_rep1' and 'sample1_rep2' are expected to have a reference community named 'sample1_ref'.


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AUTHOR - Florent Angly

Email florent.angly@gmail.com