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Created 2014-06-12 22:52:09 | Updated 2015-04-26 00:23:41 | Tags: bqsr dependencies rscript analyzecovariates

When you run AnalyzeCovariates to analyze your BQSR outputs, you may encounter an error starting with this line:

org.broadinstitute.sting.utils.R.RScriptExecutorException: RScript exited with 1. Run with -l DEBUG for more info.


The main reason why this error often occurs is simple, and so is the solution. The script depends on some external R libraries, so if you don't have them installed, the script fails. To find out what libraries are necessary and how to install them, you can refer to this tutorial.

One other common issue is that the version of ggplot2 you have installed is very recent and is not compatible with the BQSR script. If so, download this Rscript file and use it to generate the plots manually according to the instructions below.

If you have already checked that you have all the necessary libraries installed, you'll need to run the script manually in order to find out what is wrong. To new users, this can seem complicated, but it only takes these 3 simple steps to do it!

### 1. Re-run AnalyzeCovariates with these additional parameters:

• -l DEBUG (that's a lowercase L, not an uppercase i, to be clear) and
• -csv my-report.csv (where you can call the .csv file anything; this is so the intermediate csv file will be saved).

### 2. Identify the lines in the log output that says what parameters the RScript is given.

The snippet below shows you the components of the R script command line that AnalyzeCovariates uses.

INFO  18:04:55,355 AnalyzeCovariates - Generating plots file 'RTest.pdf'
DEBUG 18:04:55,672 RecalUtils - R command line: Rscript (resource)org/broadinstitute/gatk/utils/recalibration/BQSR.R /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.csv /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.recal /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.pdf
DEBUG 18:04:55,687 RScriptExecutor - Executing:
DEBUG 18:04:55,688 RScriptExecutor -   Rscript
DEBUG 18:04:55,688 RScriptExecutor -   -e
DEBUG 18:04:55,688 RScriptExecutor -   tempLibDir = '/var/folders/j9/5qgr3mvj0590pd2yb9hwc15454pxz0/T/Rlib.2085451458391709180';source('/var/folders/j9/5qgr3mvj0590pd2yb9hwc15454pxz0/T/BQSR.761775214345441497.R');
DEBUG 18:04:55,689 RScriptExecutor -   /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.csv
DEBUG 18:04:55,689 RScriptExecutor -   /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.recal
DEBUG 18:04:55,689 RScriptExecutor -   /Users/schandra/BQSR_Testing/RTest.pdf


So, your full command line will be:

RScript BQSR.R RTest.csv RTest.recal RTest.pdf


• BQSR.R is the name of the script you want to run. It can be found here
• RTest.csv is the name of the original csv file output from AnalyzeCovariates.
• RTest.recal is your original recalibration file.
• RTest.pdf is the output pdf file; you can name it whatever you want.

### 3. Run the script manually with the above arguments.

For new users, the easiest way to do this is to do it from within an IDE program like RStudio. Or, you can start up R at the command line and run it that way, whatever you are comfortable with.

Created 2013-07-02 00:16:14 | Updated 2015-04-23 21:52:27 | Tags: install rscript igv picard gsalib samtools r ggplot2 rstudio

#### Objective

Install all software packages required to follow the GATK Best Practices.

#### Prerequisites

To follow these instructions, you will need to have a basic understanding of the meaning of the following words and command-line operations. If you are unfamiliar with any of the following, you should consult a more experienced colleague or your systems administrator if you have one. There are also many good online tutorials you can use to learn the necessary notions.

• Basic Unix environment commands
• Binary / Executable
• Compiling a binary
• Command-line shell, terminal or console
• Software library

You will also need to have access to an ANSI compliant C++ compiler and the tools needed for normal compilations (make, shell, the standard library, tar, gunzip). These tools are usually pre-installed on Linux/Unix systems. On MacOS X, you may need to install the MacOS Xcode tools. See https://developer.apple.com/xcode/ for relevant information and software downloads. The XCode tools are free but an AppleID may be required to download them.

Starting with version 2.6, the GATK requires Java Runtime Environment version 1.7. All Linux/Unix and MacOS X systems should have a JRE pre-installed, but the version may vary. To test your Java version, run the following command in the shell:

java -version


This should return a message along the lines of ”java version 1.7.0_25” as well as some details on the Runtime Environment (JRE) and Virtual Machine (VM). If you have a version other than 1.7.x, be aware that you may run into trouble with some of the more advanced features of the Picard and GATK tools. The simplest solution is to install an additional JRE and specify which you want to use at the command-line. To find out how to do so, you should seek help from your systems administrator.

#### Software packages

1. BWA
2. SAMtools
3. Picard
4. Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK)
5. IGV
6. RStudio IDE and R libraries ggplot2 and gsalib

Note that the version numbers of packages you download may be different than shown in the instructions below. If so, please adapt the number accordingly in the commands.

### 1. BWA

• Installation

Unpack the tar file using:

tar xvzf bwa-0.7.12.tar.bz2


This will produce a directory called bwa-0.7.12 containing the files necessary to compile the BWA binary. Move to this directory and compile using:

cd bwa-0.7.12
make


The compiled binary is called bwa. You should find it within the same folder (bwa-0.7.12 in this example). You may also find other compiled binaries; at time of writing, a second binary called bwamem-lite is also included. You can disregard this file for now. Finally, just add the BWA binary to your path to make it available on the command line. This completes the installation process.

• Testing

Open a shell and run:

bwa


This should print out some version and author information as well as a list of commands. As the Usage line states, to use BWA you will always build your command lines like this:

bwa <command> [options]


This means you first make the call to the binary (bwa), then you specify which command (method) you wish to use (e.g. index) then any options (i.e. arguments such as input files or parameters) used by the program to perform that command.

### 2. SAMtools

• Installation

Unpack the tar file using:

tar xvzf samtools-0.1.2.tar.bz2


This will produce a directory called samtools-0.1.2 containing the files necessary to compile the SAMtools binary. Move to this directory and compile using:

cd samtools-0.1.2
make


The compiled binary is called samtools. You should find it within the same folder (samtools-0.1.2 in this example). Finally, add the SAMtools binary to your path to make it available on the command line. This completes the installation process.

• Testing

Open a shell and run:

samtools


This should print out some version information as well as a list of commands. As the Usage line states, to use SAMtools you will always build your command lines like this:

samtools <command> [options]


This means you first make the call to the binary (samtools), then you specify which command (method) you wish to use (e.g. index) then any options (i.e. arguments such as input files or parameters) used by the program to perform that command. This is a similar convention as used by BWA.

### 3. Picard

• Installation

Unpack the zip file using:

tar xjf picard-tools-1.130.zip


This will produce a directory called picard-tools-1.130 containing the Picard jar files. Picard tools are distributed as a pre-compiled Java executable (jar file) so there is no need to compile them.

Note that it is not possible to add jar files to your path to make the tools available on the command line; you have to specify the full path to the jar file in your java command, which would look like this:

java -jar ~/my_tools/jars/picard.jar <Toolname> [options]


This syntax will be explained in a little more detail further below.

However, you can set up a shortcut called an "environment variable" in your shell profile configuration to make this easier. The idea is that you create a variable that tells your system where to find a given jar, like this:

PICARD = "~/my_tools/jars/picard.jar"


So then when you want to run a Picard tool, you just need to call the jar by its shortcut, like this:

java -jar \$PICARD <Toolname> [options]


The exact way to set this up depends on what shell you're using and how your environment is configured. We like this overview and tutorial which explains how it all works; but if you are new to the command line environment and you find this too much too deal with, we recommend asking for help from your institution's IT support group.

This completes the installation process.

• Testing

Open a shell and run:

java -jar picard.jar -h


This should print out some version and usage information about the AddOrReplaceReadGroups.jar tool. At this point you will have noticed an important difference between BWA and Picard tools. To use BWA, we called on the BWA program and specified which of its internal tools we wanted to apply. To use Picard, we called on Java itself as the main program, then specified which jar file to use, knowing that one jar file = one tool. This applies to all Picard tools; to use them you will always build your command lines like this:

java -jar picard.jar <ToolName> [options]


This means you first make the call to Java itself as the main program, then specify the picard.jar file, then specify which tool you want, and finally you pass whatever other arguments (input files, parameters etc.) are needed for the analysis.

Note that the command-line syntax of Picard tools has recently changed from java -jar <ToolName>.jar to java -jar picard.jar <ToolName>. We are using the newer syntax in this document, but some of our other documents may not have been updated yet. If you encounter any documents using the old syntax, let us know and we'll update them accordingly. If you are already using an older version of Picard, either adapt the commands or better, upgrade your version!

Next we will see that GATK tools are called in essentially the same way, although the way the options are specified is a little different. The reasons for how tools in a given software package are organized and invoked are largely due to the preferences of the software developers. They generally do not reflect strict technical requirements, although they can have an effect on speed and efficiency.

### 4. Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK)

In order to access the downloads, you need to register for a free account on the GATK support forum. You will also need to read and accept the license agreement before downloading the GATK software package. Note that if you intend to use the GATK for commercial purposes, you will need to purchase a license. See the licensing page for an overview of the commercial licensing conditions.

• Installation

Unpack the tar file using:

tar xjf GenomeAnalysisTK-3.3-0.tar.bz2


This will produce a directory called GenomeAnalysisTK-3.3-0 containing the GATK jar file, which is called GenomeAnalysisTK.jar, as well as a directory of example files called resources. GATK tools are distributed as a single pre-compiled Java executable so there is no need to compile them. Just like we discussed for Picard, it's not possible to add the GATK to your path, but you can set up a shortcut to the jar file using environment variables as described above.

This completes the installation process.

• Testing

Open a shell and run:

java -jar GenomeAnalysisTK.jar -h


This should print out some version and usage information, as well as a list of the tools included in the GATK. As the Usage line states, to use GATK you will always build your command lines like this:

java -jar GenomeAnalysisTK.jar -T <ToolName> [arguments]


This means that just like for Picard, you first make the call to Java itself as the main program, then specify the GenomeAnalysisTK.jar file, then specify which tool you want, and finally you pass whatever other arguments (input files, parameters etc.) are needed for the analysis.

### 5. IGV

The Integrated Genomics Viewer is a genome browser that allows you to view BAM, VCF and other genomic file information in context. It has a graphical user interface that is very easy to use, and can be downloaded for free (though registration is required) from this website. We encourage you to read through IGV's very helpful user guide, which includes many detailed tutorials that will help you use the program most effectively.

### 6. RStudio IDE and R libraries ggplot2 and gsalib

• Installation

Follow the installation instructions provided. Binaries are provided for all major platforms; typically they just need to be placed in your Applications (or Programs) directory. Open RStudio and type the following command in the console window:

install.packages("ggplot2")


This will download and install the ggplot2 library as well as any other library packages that ggplot2 depends on for its operation. Note that some users have reported having to install two additional package themselves, called reshape and gplots, which you can do as follows:

install.packages("reshape")
install.packages("gplots")


Finally, do the same thing to install the gsalib library:

install.packages("gsalib")


Important note

If you are using a recent version of ggplot2 and a version of GATK older than 3.2, you may encounter an error when trying to generate the BQSR or VQSR recalibration plots. This is because until recently our scripts were still using an older version of certain ggplot2 functions. This has been fixed in GATK 3.2, so you should either upgrade your version of GATK (recommended) or downgrade your version of ggplot2. If you experience further issues generating the BQSR recalibration plots, please see this tutorial.

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Created 2014-02-24 22:44:00 | Updated 2014-02-24 22:45:40 | Tags: queue rscript

Hi,

I found if I add library(grid) to gatk-protected / public / R / scripts / org / broadinstitute / sting / queue / util / queueJobReport.R the error goes away.

INFO 15:49:53,263 QCommandLine - Writing final jobs report... INFO 15:49:53,263 QJobsReporter - Writing JobLogging GATKReport to file /Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/GenePeeksPipeline.jobreport.txt INFO 15:49:53,270 QJobsReporter - Plotting JobLogging GATKReport to file /Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/GenePeeksPipeline.jobreport.pdf DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - Executing: DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - Rscript DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - -e DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - tempLibDir = '/Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/tmp/Rlib.5689446532231761075';install.packages(pkgs=c('/Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/tmp/RlibSources.4324191911112824298/gsalib'), lib=tempLibDir, repos=NULL, type='source', INSTALL_opts=c('--no-libs', '--no-data', '--no-help', '--no-demo', '--no-exec'));library('gsalib', lib.loc=tempLibDir);source('/Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/tmp/queueJobReport.6856864909021911181.R'); DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - /Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/GenePeeksPipeline.jobreport.txt DEBUG 15:49:53,278 RScriptExecutor - /Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/GenePeeksPipeline.jobreport.pdf * installing *source* package ‘gsalib’ ... ** R ** preparing package for lazy loading ** building package indices ** testing if installed package can be loaded * DONE (gsalib) Loading required package: methods KernSmooth 2.23 loaded Copyright M. P. Wand 1997-2009 Attaching package: ‘gplots’ The following object is masked from ‘package:stats’: lowess Loading required package: plyr Attaching package: ‘reshape’ The following objects are masked from ‘package:plyr’: rename, round_any [1] "Report" [1] "Project : /Users/cborroto/workspace/sciencemodule/data_processing/GenePeeksPipeline.jobreport.txt" Error in do.call("layer", list(mapping = mapping, data = data, stat = stat, : could not find function "arrow" Calls: source ... geom_segment -> <Anonymous> -> <Anonymous> -> do.call Execution halted DEBUG 15:49:55,207 RScriptExecutor - Result: 1 WARN 15:49:55,207 RScriptExecutor - RScript exited with 1

Thanks, Carlos

Created 2013-10-31 00:42:42 | Updated | Tags: variantrecalibrator rscript crash

I have ran VariantRecalibrator on a smaller VCF file (made with UnifiedGenotyper -L chr1) and it finished with no errors. Then I ran VCF file (made with UnifiedGenotyper without -L parameter) and it crashed but also without any error. The log file of the first successful run looks like this

... INFO 13:26:21,377 VariantRecalibrator - Building FS x DP plot... INFO 13:26:21,379 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 18354 variants... INFO 13:26:23,556 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 18354 variants... INFO 13:26:25,378 VariantRecalibrator - Building QD x DP plot... INFO 13:26:25,379 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 6384 variants... INFO 13:26:26,140 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 6384 variants... INFO 13:26:26,832 VariantRecalibrator - Executing: Rscript /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_L_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.plots.R INFO 13:26:28,400 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 14.0 m 14.0 s 98.7% 14.2 m 11.0 s INFO 13:26:58,410 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 14.5 m 15.0 s 98.7% 14.7 m 11.0 s INFO 13:27:28,420 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 15.0 m 15.0 s 98.7% 15.2 m 12.0 s INFO 13:27:58,429 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 15.5 m 16.0 s 98.7% 15.7 m 12.0 s INFO 13:28:28,439 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 16.0 m 16.0 s 98.7% 16.2 m 12.0 s INFO 13:28:58,449 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 16.5 m 17.0 s 98.7% 16.7 m 13.0 s INFO 13:29:28,460 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 17.0 m 18.0 s 98.7% 17.2 m 13.0 s INFO 13:29:58,469 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 17.5 m 18.0 s 98.7% 17.7 m 14.0 s INFO 13:30:28,479 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 18.0 m 19.0 s 98.7% 18.2 m 14.0 s INFO 13:30:58,489 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 18.5 m 19.0 s 98.7% 18.7 m 14.0 s INFO 13:31:28,155 VariantRecalibrator - Executing: Rscript (resource)org/broadinstitute/sting/gatk/walkers/variantrecalibration/plot_Tranches.R /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_L_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.tranches 2.15 INFO 13:31:28,499 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358202 5.66e+07 19.0 m 20.0 s 98.7% 19.3 m 15.0 s INFO 13:31:28,847 ProgressMeter - done 5.66e+07 19.0 m 20.0 s 98.7% 19.3 m 15.0 s INFO 13:31:28,847 ProgressMeter - Total runtime 1140.77 secs, 19.01 min, 0.32 hours I ...

The log file of the crashed run ENDS like this ... INFO 19:09:28,987 VariantRecalibrator - Building FS x QD plot... INFO 19:09:28,988 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 7300 variants... INFO 19:09:30,191 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 7300 variants... INFO 19:09:31,214 VariantRecalibrator - Building FS x DP plot... INFO 19:09:31,217 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 21170 variants... INFO 19:09:34,703 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 21170 variants... INFO 19:09:37,357 VariantRecalibrator - Building QD x DP plot... INFO 19:09:37,358 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 7250 variants... INFO 19:09:38,552 VariantRecalibratorEngine - Evaluating full set of 7250 variants... INFO 19:09:39,550 VariantRecalibrator - Executing: Rscript /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.plots.R INFO 19:09:51,101 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 16.5 m 17.0 s 98.7% 16.7 m 13.0 s INFO 19:10:21,111 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 17.0 m 17.0 s 98.7% 17.2 m 13.0 s INFO 19:10:51,119 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 17.5 m 18.0 s 98.7% 17.7 m 14.0 s INFO 19:11:21,129 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 18.0 m 19.0 s 98.7% 18.2 m 14.0 s INFO 19:11:51,139 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 18.5 m 19.0 s 98.7% 18.7 m 14.0 s INFO 19:12:21,148 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 19.0 m 20.0 s 98.7% 19.3 m 15.0 s INFO 19:12:51,157 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 19.5 m 20.0 s 98.7% 19.8 m 15.0 s INFO 19:13:21,167 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 20.0 m 21.0 s 98.7% 20.3 m 16.0 s INFO 19:13:51,176 ProgressMeter - chrY:59358159 5.68e+07 20.5 m 21.0 s 98.7% 20.8 m 16.0 s

I am suspecting that the execution of the tranches Rscript crashed it? Like I said, no error showed up when it crashed. Any suggestions how to make it work?

My command line: INFO 18:53:18,124 HelpFormatter - Program Args: -T VariantRecalibrator -R /cluster8/podlaha/HumanGenome/ucsc.hg19.fasta -mode SNP -input /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/12_UnifiedGenotyper/12_UG_all.vcf -resource:hapmap,known=false,training=true,truth=true,prior=15.0 /cluster11/podlaha/Software/GATK/Resources/hapmap_3.3.hg19.vcf -resource:omni,known=false,training=true,truth=false,prior=12.0 /cluster11/podlaha/Software/GATK/Resources/1000G_omni2.5.hg19.vcf -resource:dbsnp,known=true,training=false,truth=false,prior=6.0 /cluster11/podlaha/Software/GATK/Resources/dbsnp_137.hg19.vcf -resource:1000G,known=false,training=true,truth=false,prior=10.0 /cluster11/podlaha/Software/GATK/Resources/1000G_phase1.snps.high_confidence.hg19.vcf -an MQ -an MQ0 -an QD -an HaplotypeScore -an MQRankSum -an ReadPosRankSum -an FS -an DP -an BaseQRankSum -tranche 100.0 -tranche 99.9 -tranche 99.0 -tranche 90.0 -numBad 1000 --maxGaussians 4 -recalFile /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.recal -tranchesFile /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.tranches -rscriptFile /cluster11/podlaha/AllelicImbalance/Data/GATK_VCF_Output/13_VariantRecalibrator/13_all_snp.plots.R

Running GATK 2.7.4. and R version 3.0.2 (2013-09-25) -- "Frisbee Sailing" and java version "1.7.0_40"

Created 2012-10-31 16:19:49 | Updated 2012-10-31 17:32:50 | Tags: baserecalibrator dataprocessingpipeline rscript

Hi there, I was trying to debug an error in the RScript generated after base recalibration, while running the DataProcessingPipeline.scala (run as it is). I get the following debug output

 [...]
Error in file(filename, "r", blocking = TRUE) :
cannot open the connection
Calls: source ... eval.with.vis -> eval.with.vis -> gsa.read.gatkreport -> file