Fast Ordered Sampling of DNA Sequence Variants

  • Greenberg A
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Abstract

Explosive growth in the amount of genomic data is matched by increasing power of consumer-grade computers. Even applications that require powerful servers can be quickly tested on desktop or laptop machines if we can generate representative samples from large data sets. I describe a fast and memory-efficient implementation of an on-line sampling method developed for tape drives 30 years ago. Focusing on genotype files, I test the performance of this technique on modern solid-state and spinning hard drives, and show that it performs well compared to a simple sampling scheme. I illustrate its utility by developing a method to quickly estimate genome-wide patterns of linkage disequilibrium (LD) decay with distance. I provide open-source software that samples loci from several variant format files, a separate program that performs LD decay estimates, and a C++ library that lets developers incorporate these methods into their own projects.

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Greenberg, A. J. (2018). Fast Ordered Sampling of DNA Sequence Variants. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 8(5), 1455–1460. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.117.300465

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