Within SNPator, a Plate is a file containing the raw results that we upload to
the Raw Genotypes table of our study. It is called this way because such
files are usually the output of a high throughput genotyping machine and its
contents are the results of a set of tests contained in a plate.
SNPator recognizes different types of files that can be automatically
uploaded into the system:
In this case, there are some reserved sample names:
Lines with "Omit" field = True will not be processed.
* XML files.
This xml file can be generated with the macro embedded in the Excel
file that you can find in the Public downloads section. It is equivalent
to the way you upload SNPs and Samples. This option allows you to
upload genotyping results that have not been produced by the
supported technologies or to transfer data from one study to another.
* TAB files.
This is a simple text file with fields separated by tabs. An example is
available in the Public downloads section. As in the xml case, tab
files allow you to incorporate genotyping results that have not been
produced by the supported technologies.