Partis is an HMM-based framework for B- and T-cell receptor sequence annotation, simulation, clonal family and germline inference, and affinity prediction. It is built on top of the ham HMM compiler and ig-sw set of Smith-Waterman annotation tools. Partis is free software under the GPL v3.
The various components are described in the following papers. Since they do quite different things, it's best if you can cite the specific paper(s) that describe the components that you're using.
- Selection metrics Ralph, DK, & Matsen IV, FA (2020). Using B cell receptor lineage structures to predict affinity. Submitted to PLOS Computational Biology.
- Germline inference Ralph, DK, & Matsen IV, FA (2019). Per-sample immunoglobulin germline inference [...]. PLOS Computational Biology, 15(7), e1007133.
- Clonal family inference Ralph, DK, & Matsen IV, FA (2016). Likelihood-based Inference of B-cell Clonal Families. PLOS Computational Biology, 12(10), e1005086.
- HMM framework and BCR annotation Ralph, DK, & Matsen IV, FA (2016). Consistency of [...] Enables Accurate B Cell Receptor Sequence Annotation. PLOS Computational Biology, 12(1), e1004409.
The manual is divided into the following pages:
- Quick start
- Output formats
- Germline inference confidence
Details on the many options not documented here may be found by running each subcommand's help, for instance
partis cache-parameters --help or
partis simulate --help.
To ask questions about how to run or how things work, please use the google group. For specific issues with the software, e.g. bug reports or feature requests, on the other hand, submit an issue on github. You can also search through past discussion both on the google group and in closed issues. If you'd like to be notified when something important changes, please subscribe to the google group.