Add-On Script

Export MACH PED_DAT Files

Author: Greta Peterson, Golden Helix, Inc.

This script exports MACH/Merlin PED and DAT formatted files. Run this script from a pedigree spreadsheet that can contain as many phenotypes as desired.


Export MACH PED_DAT Files.py

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Recommended Directory Location

Save the script to the following directory:
*..\Application Data\Golden Helix SVS\UserScripts\Spreadsheet\File\Save As...

Note: The Application Data folder is a hidden folder on many operating systems and its location varies between operating systems. The easiest way to locate this directory on your computer is to open SVS and go to Tools >Open Folder > UserScripts Folder. If saved to the proper folder, this script will be accessible from the Spreadsheet File menu.


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