Vcftools is a handy program to manipulate .vcf files. This page describes how to install vcftools. Here is a brief summary of what to do.
1) Download the most recent version of vcftools.
2) Extract vcftools using the extract command or the following line of code.
3) To build vcftools, cd into the vcftools directory and type make.
4) Add the following two lines to you .bashrc file and then type source .bashrc.
One final note: vcftools requires .vcf files be zipped by bgzip and indexed by Tabix. To install Tabix, see these installation instructions. Enjoy using vcftools!
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