Remove output files. Useful when terminating midway through a loop of metadata chunks.

Get a 2-tuple for column name to type.

Intended to be used as the argument type converter for argparse options that take type maps in a ‘column:type’ format., id_column, all_columns)

Return a list of column names that are used in augur filter. This allows reading only the necessary columns., delimiters, id_columns, output_metadata_path, output_strains_path, ids_to_write)

Write output metadata and/or strains file given input metadata information and a set of IDs to write.