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Input Files
==== PED and DAT Files ====
* When PED file has genotypes saved, there is no need for a VCF file as input.
* Rare-Metal-Worker takes PED/DAT file in Merlin format. Please refer here [[| PED/DAT format description]] for details.
* DAT file must have variant names in the following format "M chr:pos". Here is an example of variant name format in DAT file:
M 1:123456
==== VCF File ====
* Another option is to use VCF as input. Please refer to the following link for VCF file specification: [[| 1000 genome wiki VCF specs]]
* VCF file should be compressed by bgzip and indexed by tabix, using the following command:
bgzip input.vcf ## this command will produce input.vcf.gz

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