dist.shared kills mothur on win10


Hi Sarah

found what I think is a bug in the win10 version of mothur 1.39.5. dist.shared kills the executable. Both win10 computers had the same failure.

Windows version

Running 64Bit Version

mothur v.1.39.5
Last updated: 3/20/2017

Patrick D. Schloss

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Michigan

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Schloss, P.D., et al., Introducing mothur: Open-source, platform-independent, community-supported software for describing and comparing microbial communities. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2009. 75(23):7537-41.

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mothur > 
dist.shared(shared=fastq/workshop.trim.contigs.good.unique.good.filter.precluster.pick.pick.opti_mcc.shared, calc=braycurtis-jest-thetayc, subsample=10000)

Using 1 processors.
deep.sed.wp1.NA0004270319 contains 8283. Eliminating.
deep.water.wm2.Blitz.H2O.51 contains 10. Eliminating.

Here got a windows error box saying mothur.exe shut down unexpectedly


Thanks for reporting this issue. It is the same bug seen here, It is fixed in version 1.40.0 which will be released later this week.


great! thanks