ADMIXTOOLS is out

By Razib Khan | September 13, 2012 8:58 pm

The time for commentary uninformed by DIY exploratory analysis is fast coming to a close. The alpha version of ADMIXTOOLS is out. It’s a moderately large download, 166 MB in compressed format. Do note that most of this consists of data files, not the program itself. I uploaded a zip of the README files if you are hesitant. Dienekes has a preview. I probably won’t poking around until this weekend.

If you are confused as to why this is a big deal, please see my post. We’re nearing Adam-biting-the-apple territory for regular people on the street willing to devote some computing time to exploring questions.

Update: From the comments:

For future googlers, the only thing you need to do to compile on a mac (Mac OS X 10.6.8) is add a single line to the Makefile. Replace:

libnick.a: dirs tables $(OBJ)
ar -r libnick.a $(OBJ)

with

libnick.a: dirs tables $(OBJ)
ar -r libnick.a $(OBJ)
ranlib libnick.a

then make clean and make all. Should compile fine.

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  • Charles Nydorf

    I had a look at Patterson, et al and,without studying it very deep, it seems to give a very clear account of the rationale behind these tools. I probably won’t run them myself but I will be a curious and appreciative consumer of other people’s results.

  • toto

    please sea my post.

    I will, Captain!

  • Rasko

    Unfortunately I don’t have a Linux machine. I just installed andLinux just so I use ADMIXTOOLS so I’ll see how that goes, maybe it’ll work maybe not.

  • Nick Patterson

    It should be possible to get ADMIXTOOLS to run on any UNIX system, though rolloff
    requires some modest (for these days) memory. Some code changes would be needed
    for Solaris or a Mac, but these should be pretty easy if you know C and Unix well.

    If you are running on Microsoft, sorry you are out of luck.

  • http://www.genomesunzipped.org J Pickrell

    For future googlers, the only thing you need to do to compile on a mac (Mac OS X 10.6.8) is add a single line to the Makefile. Replace:

    libnick.a: dirs tables $(OBJ)
    ar -r libnick.a $(OBJ)

    with

    libnick.a: dirs tables $(OBJ)
    ar -r libnick.a $(OBJ)
    ranlib libnick.a

    then make clean and make all. Should compile fine.

  • pconroy

    Nick, Joe,

    Do either of you have any suggestions to Microsoft OS users in terms of a Virtual Linux or Virtual Mac setup that might work?!

    I’ve a fairly new PC and think I could run a virtual box on top of it…

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