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Re: st: New program - snpgrab

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: New program - snpgrab
Date   Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:53:11 +0000

There is no help file at the location specified. (Also, a -manhattan-
package is mentioned, but does not seem to be present either.)

This program seems to make pretty strong assumptions about your
variable names, but without a help file it is more like anybody's do
file that happens to be dressed up as a program.

On these matters and on -version- you need the author's reply, but on
-version- clashing with what you want there is general advice at


On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Tiago V. Pereira
<> wrote:

> I found the idea very interesting. However, I have some remarks:
> (1) it would be nice to change the version. For example,  version 12.0 to
> 10.0 (is that possible?)
> (2) Do you have a help file? I have failed to find it.
> (3) it is not clear for me where the data come from.
> (4) I have certainly more observations, but I would need to run it. I
> manually changed the original code to run -snpgrap- in my Stata 11.0 -
> unsuccessfully, however. An example would be very helpful.

D. Elwood Cook

> I have written a new program for those in the field of genetics.
> The program, called snpgrab, will download snp (single nucleotide
> polymorphism) information when provided with a list of rs numbers.
> This information includes Gene Name, Gene ID (Entrez), Chromosome,
> Position (bp), alleles, heterozygosity, and more.
> Please let me know what you think, and how this can be improved or
> expanded upon.You can install the program by typing in the following
> command:
> net install snpgrab, from(
> To use, enter a list of snp numbers. They can be a string (with the rs
> prefix) or a numeric variable with the rs left out. Then type:
> snpgrab rslist
> where rslist is the variable of a list of snp numbers. (can be string,
> with rs prefix or numeric without).

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