Environment settings and input data
Typically, the user wants to record here the sources and versions of the
reference genome sequence along with the corresponding annotations. In
the provided sample data set all data inputs are stored in a
subdirectory and all results will be written to a separate
systemPipeRNAseq.Rmd script and the
targets file are expected to be located in the parent directory. The R session is expected to run from this parent directory.
To run this sample report, mini sample FASTQ and reference genome files can be downloaded from here. The chosen data set SRP010938 contains 18 paired-end (PE) read sets from Arabidposis thaliana (Howard et al., 2013). To minimize processing time during testing, each FASTQ file has been subsetted to 90,000-100,000 randomly sampled PE reads that map to the first 100,000 nucleotides of each chromosome of the A. thalina genome. The corresponding reference genome sequence (FASTA) and its GFF annotation files (provided in the same download) have been truncated accordingly. This way the entire test sample data set is less than 200MB in storage space. A PE read set has been chosen for this test data set for flexibility, because it can be used for testing both types of analysis routines requiring either SE (single end) reads or PE reads.
Instructions for loading the demo data available for NGS workflow templates into the user’s current working directory can be found here. At the moment, the package includes workflow templates for RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, VAR-Seq and Ribo-Seq. Templates for additional NGS applications will be provided in the future.
Alternatively, this can be done from the command-line as find here.
Now open the R markdown script
systemPipeRNAseq.Rmdin your R IDE (e.g.
vim-r or RStudio) and run the workflow as outlined below. If you work under
Vim-R-Tmux, the following command sequence will connect the user in an
interactive session with a node on the cluster [TODO: fix, point to the main vignette].
The code of the
Rmdscript can then be sent from Vim on the login (head) node to an open R session running
on the corresponding computer node. This is important since Tmux sessions
should not be run on the computer nodes.
Now check whether your R session is running on a computer node of the cluster and not on a head node.
system("hostname") # should return name of a compute node starting with i or c getwd() # checks current working directory of R session dir() # returns content of current working directory
Required packages and resources
systemPipeR package needs to be loaded to perform the analysis steps shown in
this report (H Backman et al., 2016).
If applicable load custom functions not provided by
To apply workflows to custom data, the user needs to modify the
targets file and if
necessary update the corresponding
.yml files. A collection of pre-generated
.yml files are provided in the
param/cwl subdirectory of each workflow template. They
are also viewable in the GitHub repository of
Experiment definition provided by
targets file defines all FASTQ files and sample
comparisons of the analysis workflow.
targetspath <- system.file("extdata", "targets.txt", package = "systemPipeR") targets <- read.delim(targetspath, comment.char = "#")[, 1:4] targets
## FileName SampleName Factor SampleLong ## 1 ./data/SRR446027_1.fastq.gz M1A M1 Mock.1h.A ## 2 ./data/SRR446028_1.fastq.gz M1B M1 Mock.1h.B ## 3 ./data/SRR446029_1.fastq.gz A1A A1 Avr.1h.A ## 4 ./data/SRR446030_1.fastq.gz A1B A1 Avr.1h.B ## 5 ./data/SRR446031_1.fastq.gz V1A V1 Vir.1h.A ## 6 ./data/SRR446032_1.fastq.gz V1B V1 Vir.1h.B ## 7 ./data/SRR446033_1.fastq.gz M6A M6 Mock.6h.A ## 8 ./data/SRR446034_1.fastq.gz M6B M6 Mock.6h.B ## 9 ./data/SRR446035_1.fastq.gz A6A A6 Avr.6h.A ## 10 ./data/SRR446036_1.fastq.gz A6B A6 Avr.6h.B ## 11 ./data/SRR446037_1.fastq.gz V6A V6 Vir.6h.A ## 12 ./data/SRR446038_1.fastq.gz V6B V6 Vir.6h.B ## 13 ./data/SRR446039_1.fastq.gz M12A M12 Mock.12h.A ## 14 ./data/SRR446040_1.fastq.gz M12B M12 Mock.12h.B ## 15 ./data/SRR446041_1.fastq.gz A12A A12 Avr.12h.A ## 16 ./data/SRR446042_1.fastq.gz A12B A12 Avr.12h.B ## 17 ./data/SRR446043_1.fastq.gz V12A V12 Vir.12h.A ## 18 ./data/SRR446044_1.fastq.gz V12B V12 Vir.12h.B