recipe biopet-vcffilter

This tool enables a user to filter VCF files.






This tool enables a user to filter VCF files. For example on sample depth and/or total depth. It can also be used to filter out the reference calls and/or minimum number of sample passes. There is a wide set of options which one can use to change the filter settings.

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package biopet-vcffilter

(downloads) docker_biopet-vcffilter



depends openjdk:


depends python:



You need a conda-compatible package manager (currently either micromamba, mamba, or conda) and the Bioconda channel already activated (see set-up-channels).

While any of above package managers is fine, it is currently recommended to use either micromamba or mamba (see here for installation instructions). We will show all commands using mamba below, but the arguments are the same for the two others.

Given that you already have a conda environment in which you want to have this package, install with:

   mamba install biopet-vcffilter

and update with::

   mamba update biopet-vcffilter

To create a new environment, run:

mamba create --name myenvname biopet-vcffilter

with myenvname being a reasonable name for the environment (see e.g. the mamba docs for details and further options).

Alternatively, use the docker container:

   docker pull<tag>

(see `biopet-vcffilter/tags`_ for valid values for ``<tag>``)


biopet-vcffilter is a Java program that comes with a custom wrapper shell script. By default 'no default java option' is set in the wrapper. The command that runs the program is 'biopet-vcffilter'. If you want to overwrite it you can specify memory options directly after your binaries. If you have _JAVA_OPTIONS set globally this will take precedence. For example run it with 'biopet-vcffilter -Xms512m -Xmx1g'.

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