EIGENSOFT 6.1.4

The EIGENSOFT package combines functionality from their population genetics methods (Patterson et al. 2006) and their EIGENSTRAT stratification correction method (Price et al. 2006). The EIGENSTRAT method uses principal components analysis to explicitly model ancestry differences between cases and controls along continuous axes of variation; the resulting correction is specific to a candidate marker’s variation in frequency across ancestral populations, minimizing spurious associations while maximizing power to detect true associations. The EIGENSOFT package has a built-in plotting script and supports multiple file formats and quantitative phenotypes.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load apps/eigensoft/6.1.4

A collection of binaries relating to EIGENSOFT are available at:

${EIGENSOFT_ROOT}/bin

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.

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 EIGENSOFT website for more information regarding this application.


Last modified: 11 September 2017