I’m trying to make a group file out of 169 fasta files but failed and I don’t know why.
I followed the instructions, so that my code looks like that (I’ll just put it for 3 samples):
Strangely, I get an outpu tfile called “mergegroups”.
What did I do wrong?
Are you using version 1.34? Also, mothur renames the output file merge.groups when there are 3 or more files to avoid a filename that is too long for the OS.
I’m using mothur v.1.33.3. Actually, it’s not producing merge.groups but mergegroups, so without a dot.
That’s looks strange to me.
Hm, but when I look at the first lines it looks normal:
I’m still not sure if I should make the group names final.S1, final.S2… or final.S1.filter, final.S2.filter, since my fasta files are called final.S1.filter.fasta and so on.
Can you try it with our current version? I am not seeing the issues you are describing with 1.34.
mothur > make.group(fasta=amazon.fasta-abrecovery.fasta-final.fasta, groups=a.2.3-b.1.4-d.5.1)
Unable to open amazon.fasta. Trying default /Users/sarahwestcott/desktop/release/amazon.fasta
Unable to open abrecovery.fasta. Trying default /Users/sarahwestcott/desktop/release/abrecovery.fasta
Unable to open final.fasta. Trying default /Users/sarahwestcott/desktop/release/final.fasta
Output File Names: /Users/sarahwestcott/desktop/release/amazon.abrecovery.final.groups