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11-Aug-2018 New paper describes octave plots for visualizing alpha diversity.

12-Jun-2018 New paper shows that one in five taxonomy annotations in SILVA and Greengenes are wrong.

18-Apr-2018 New paper shows that taxonomy prediction accuracy is <50% for V4 sequences.

05-Oct-2017 PeerJ paper shows low accuracy of closed- and open-ref. QIIME OTUs.

22-Sep-2017 New paper shows 97% threshold is wrong, OTUs should be 99% full-length 16S, 100% for V4.

24-Nov-2016
UPARSE tutorial video posted on YouTube. Make OTUs from MiSeq reads.

 

USEARCH v11
 New in v11 

otutab_forest_classify command

See also
  Random forests
  otutab_forest_train command
  otutab_forest_kfold command

The otutab_forest_classify command is used to predict metadata categories for samples in an OTU table using a random forest which was previously trained on an OTU table (or feature table) with known categories.

The OTU table filename is specified following otutab_forest_classify.

The random forest parameter file is specified by the -forestin option. The parameter file is generated by running forest_train or otutab_forest_train.

Predictions are written to a tabbed text file specified by the -tabbedout option. There are three fields:

#1. Observation label (typically, sample name).
#2. Predicted category.
#3. Confidence (P).

Confidence values are in the range 0 (low confidence) to 1 (high confidence).

Example

usearch -otutab_forest_classify otutab.txt -forestin forest.txt \
  -tabbedout predictions.txt