PLINK 2.0a_20180930

PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner. The focus of PLINK is purely on analysis of genotype/phenotype data, so there is no support for steps prior to this (e.g. study design and planning, generating genotype or CNV calls from raw data). Through integration with gPLINK and Haploview, there is some support for the subsequent visualization, annotation and storage of results. PLINK (one syllable) is being developed by Shaun Purcell whilst at the Center for Human Genetic Research (CHGR), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT, with the support of others.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load PLINK/2.0a_20180930

To view command-line options for this application, run the following command:

$ plink --help

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

Previous versions of this application are recorded below:

At present there are no previous versions of this application on the BlueBEAR service.

Known Problems & Limitations

None.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the PLINK website for more information on this application.


Last modified: 16 January 2019