This script is designed to work on a Linux-based high performance computing (HPC) cluster, as used by most genomic centers. It will also work on a Mac or Linux based computer. The installation instructions are designed for installation on a HPC cluster with the assumption that the user does not have route access.


To use the script you will need to install the following:

  • Samtools
  • BLAT
  • Perl module: Bio::DB::Sam
  • Perl module: Parallel::ForkManager

To install these dependencies see these links:


For the identity script to work it simply needs to be placed in a directory along with a list of SNPs for use in making SNP barcodes. This file is called 'SNP_list_all.txt' and can be downloaded here:



To check that is working use this command:


The output should look like this:

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