Workflow config file reference

This is the detailed reference for sections in a workflow config file. For example use cases, see Workflow config file guide.

Primary configuration

Parameters in this section define the main inputs and outputs of the workflow, as well as the commonly used subsampling rule. Often these will be the only parameters you need to modify.

inputs

  • type: array

  • description: A list of named input datasets to use for the workflow. Input order determines the precedence of genome sequences and metadata such that later datasets override earlier datasets. Each input must define a name, a path to metadata, and a path to sequences at one of many possible starting points. The workflow merged all input metadata and sequences into a single metadata and sequences file prior to subsampling.

  • required

    • name

    • metadata

    • sequences or aligned

  • examples:

inputs:
  - name: example-data
    metadata: data/example_metadata.tsv.xz
    sequences: data/example_sequences.fasta.xz
  - name: prealigned-data
    metadata: data/other_metadata.tsv.xz
    aligned: data/other_aligned.fasta.xz

Valid attributes for list entries in inputs:

name

  • type: string

  • description: Name of the current dataset. Names cannot contain spaces, as they correspond to files on the file system.

  • examples:

    • example-data

    • gisaid

    • washington

    • north-america

metadata

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a local or remote (S3, HTTP(S), GS) tab-delimited metadata file supported by Augur. Metadata can be uncompressed or compressed.

  • examples:

    • data/example_metadata.tsv

    • data/example_metadata.tsv.xz

    • s3://your-bucket/metadata.tsv.gz

    • https://data.nextstrain.org/files/ncov/open/metadata.tsv.gz

sequences

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a local or remote (S3, HTTP(S), GS) FASTA file with **_un_aligned** genome sequences. Sequences can be uncompressed or compressed.

  • examples:

    • data/example_sequences.fasta

    • data/example_sequences.fasta.xz

    • s3://your-bucket/sequences.fasta.gz

    • https://data.nextstrain.org/files/ncov/open/sequences.fasta.xz

aligned

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a local or remote (S3, HTTP(S), GS) FASTA file with aligned genome sequences. Sequences can be uncompressed or compressed.

  • examples:

    • data/aligned.fasta

    • data/aligned.fasta.xz

    • s3://your-bucket/aligned.fasta.gz

    • https://data.nextstrain.org/files/ncov/open/aligned.fasta.xz

builds

  • type: object

  • description: Named builds to produce by the workflow from the given inputs. Builds are indexed by name and include any number of build attributes that can be used to control subsampling, Auspice configuration, and more.

Warning

Build names only allow alphanumeric characters, underscores, and hyphens (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, -), but must not contain tip-frequencies as it is a special string used for Nextstrain builds.

Note that these are not allowed:

  • Periods (.)

  • examples:

builds:

  # the following build (dataset) will include all samples provided in the inputs
  everything:
   subsampling_scheme: all

  # this will use a predefined subsampling scheme (see subsampling section for details)
  washington:
    region: North America
    country: USA
    division: Washington
    subsampling_scheme: country

  # this will use a custom subsampling scheme that you provide
  # which will have access to the provided `my_param`
  washington:
    subsampling_scheme: my_scheme
    my_param: some value

Valid attributes for entries in builds:

<user-specified key>

  • description: Builds support any named attributes that can be referenced by subsampling schemes. In the above example, β€œcountry” and β€œdivision” are examples of this.

auspice_config

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a build-specific Auspice configuration JSON.

colors

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a build-specific color map to use in Auspice.

description

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a build-specific Markdown file to use as a description in Auspice. Overrides files.description.

region

  • type: string

  • description: Name of the region the corresponding build belongs to (based on standard values in the region metadata field).

Warning

The presence of a region key will result in the metadata being adjusted in potentially surprising ways. For all metadata rows that are not in this region, location will be removed (set to an empty string), and division and country will be changed to their corresponding region. Additionally, a focal column will be added, with True/False values depending on if the row matches the provided region.

subclades

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a build-specific Augur clade definition file to combine with the curated clades defined by files: clades.

subsampling_scheme

  • type: string

  • description: Name of the subsampling scheme defined in subsampling to use for the current build.

  • default: "all". In practice, this means that no subsampling will be performed.

title

  • type: string

  • description: Build-specific title to provide to augur export and display as the title of the analysis in Auspice.

subsampling

Predefined subsampling schemes are:

  • all

  • region

  • region_global

  • region_grouped_by_country

  • country

  • division

  • location

See defaults/parameters.yaml for definitions.

Each named subsampling scheme supports the following attributes that the workflow passes to augur filter.

group_by

  • type: string

  • description: Space-delimited list of metadata columns to group records by prior to subsampling to the requested or calculated number of sequences per group.

  • examples:

    • year month

    • region year month

seq_per_group

  • type: integer

  • description: Number of sequences to select per group of records in groups specified by group_by. The total number of sequences selected for each subsampling rule will be no more than the number of groups times this number of sequences per group. This parameter must be used with the group_by parameter.

max_sequences

  • type: integer

  • description: Maximum number of sequences to select for the current subsampling rule. When used with the group_by parameter, Augur will calculate the number of sequences per group. When used without the group_by parameter, Augur will select this number of sequences at random from all available sequences. When probabilistic sampling is enabled by the sampling_scheme parameter, the total number of strains actually selected will be more or less than this value due to the underlying Poisson sampling process.

sampling_scheme

  • type: string

  • description: A flag to pass to augur filter that specifies whether to enable probabilistic sampling or not. Probabilistic sampling is useful when there are more groups than requested sequences.

  • default: --probabilistic-sampling (Augur’s default)

  • examples:

    • --probabilistic-sampling

    • --no-probabilistic-sampling

exclude

  • type: string

  • description: Argument to pass to augur filter to exclude records based on specific values in metadata columns. This argument can refer to build-specific attributes with curly bracket notation as shown in the examples below.

  • examples:

    • "--exclude-where 'region!=Africa'"

    • "--exclude-where 'region!={region}'"

include

  • type: string

  • description: Argument to pass to augur filter to include records based on specific values in metadata columns regardless of other filters applied during subsampling (i.e., strains for which the include test evaluates to true will always be included if they exist in the metadata and sequences). This argument can refer to build-specific attributes with curly bracket notation as shown in the examples below.

  • examples:

    • --include-where 'region=Africa'

    • --include-where 'region={region}'

query

  • type: string

  • description: Argument to pass to augur filter to select specific records by testing values in metadata columns. This argument can refer to build-specific attributes with curly bracket notation as shown in the examples below. Query values support pandas Dataframe query syntax treating the metadata as a data frame.

  • examples:

    • --query "division == 'Washington'"

    • --query "division == '{division}'"

    • --query "(country == '{country}') & (division == '{division}')"

    • --query "division != '{division}'"

exclude_ambiguous_dates_by

  • type: string

  • description: Level date ambiguity used to exclude strains from the analysis by augur filter --exclude-ambiguous-dates-by

  • examples:

    • any

    • day

    • month

    • year

min_date

  • type: string

  • description: Argument to augur filter to set the minimum collection date for strains to include in the subsampling set. See augur filter docs for supported date formats.

  • examples:

    • --min-date 2019-10-01

    • --min-date 2019.74

max_date

  • type: string

  • description: Argument to augur filter to set the maximum collection date for strains to include in the subsampling set. See augur filter docs for supported date formats.

  • examples:

    • --max-date 2021-04-01

    • --max-date 2021.25

priorities

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters to prioritize strains selected for the current subsampling rule. Currently, the workflow supports two types of priority, proximity and file.

  • description [proximity]: proximity selects samples that are genetically similar to the focus sample set; the focus sample set must be a rule in the current subsampling scheme.

  • example [proximity]:

subsampling:
  my-scheme:
    my-first-rule:
      max_sequences: 10
    my-second-rule:
      max_sequences: 10
      # Prioritize sequences that are genetically similar to
      # sequences in the sequences selected by the
      # `my-first-rule` rule.
      priorities:
        type: proximity
        focus: my-first-rule
  • description [file]: file selects samples based on arbitrarily-defined rankings in a TSV file formatted as strain\tnumber. The numbers are only used to sort the samples, and are therefore arbitrary. Higher values = higher priority.

  • example [file]:

subsampling:
  my-scheme:
    my-first-rule:
      max_sequences: 10
      group_by: "country"
      priorities:
        type: "file"
        file: "path/to/priorities.tsv"
hCoV-19/USA/CZB-1234/2021   8.2
hCoV-19/USA/CZB-2345/2021   0
hCoV-19/USA/CZB-3456/2021   -3.1

Secondary configuration

These parameters are other high-level parameters which may affect multiple Snakemake rules, or modify which rules are run.

default_build_name

  • type: string

  • description: Name to assign the default build when a user has not defined any other entries in the builds config.

  • default: default-build

strip_strain_prefixes

  • type: array

  • description: A list of prefixes to strip from strain names in metadata and sequence records to maintain consistent strain names when analyzing data from multiple sources.

  • default: ["hCoV-19/", "SARS-CoV-2/"]

auspice_json_prefix

  • type: string

  • description: Prefix to use for Auspice JSON outputs. Change this value to produce JSONs named like auspice/<your_prefix>_global.json for a build named global, for example. If you are using Nextstrain’s Community Sharing to view your builds, set this value to your GitHub repository name and the ncov default. For example, if your repository is named evolution, set auspice_json_prefix: evolution_ncov to get JSONs you can view your global build at https://nextstrain.org/community/your_github_organization/evolution/ncov/global.

  • default: ncov

include_hcov19_prefix

  • type: boolean

  • description: Prepend strain names with hCoV-19/ per GISAID requirements for web display

  • default: false

title

  • type: string

  • description: Title to provide to augur export and display as the title of the analysis in Auspice. Note that this is only used if a title is not defined for the individual build in the builds object.

genes

  • type: array

  • description: A list of genes for which nextalign should generate amino acid sequences during the alignment process. Gene names must match the names provided in the gene map from the annotation parameter.

  • default: ["ORF1a", "ORF1b", "S", "ORF3a", "M", "N"]

  • used in rules: align, build_align, translate, mutational_fitness

active_builds

  • type: string

  • description: Comma-delimited list of names of builds to run (allowing a subset of all builds to be specified). You only need to use this parameter if you want to run a subset of the builds defined in builds.

  • examples

    • global

    • global,africa,north-america

conda_environment

custom_rules

  • type: array

  • description: List of paths to Snakemake files to include in the workflow, allowing users to inject their own rules at the beginning or the end of the workflow (e.g., to pre-process data prior to the workflow, annotate outputs from the workflow, etc.).

  • examples

    • - workflow/snakemake_rules/export_for_nextstrain.smk

    • - nextstrain_profiles/nextstrain-gisaid/subsampling_ranges.smk

localrules

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a Snakemake file to include in the workflow. This parameter is redundant with custom_rules and may be deprecated soon.

files

  • type: object

  • description: Additional files used to configure tools used by the workflow (e.g., alignment references, names of strains to exclude during filtering, etc.).

  • Valid attributes:

include

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a file with list of strains (one name per line) to include in the analysis regardless of priorities or subsampling during filtering.

  • default: defaults/include.txt

  • used in rules: subsample, filter

exclude

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a file with list of strains (one name per line) to exclude from the analysis.

  • default: defaults/exclude.txt

  • used in rules: subsample, filter

reference

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a GenBank-formatted sequence to use for sequence translation

  • default: defaults/reference_seq.gb

  • used in rules: translate

alignment_reference

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a FASTA-formatted sequence to use for alignment with nextalign

  • default: defaults/reference_seq.fasta

  • used in rules: align, proximity_score (subsampling), build_align, build_mutation_summary

annotation

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a GFF-formatted annotation of gene coordinates (e.g., a β€œgene map”) for use by nextalign and mutation summaries.

  • default: defaults/annotation.gff

  • used in rules: align, build_align, build_mutation_summary

outgroup

  • type: string

  • description: No longer used.

ordering

  • type: string

  • description: Path to tab-delimited mapping of metadata attributes (first column) to corresponding values (second column) with rows ordered by the desired appearance in the Nextstrain color legend. This mapping and ordering is manually curated by the Nextstrain team and updates regularly. Along with the color_schemes file, this file is used to generate a build-specific color map for use by Auspice.

  • default: defaults/color_ordering.tsv

  • used in rules: colors

color_schemes

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a list of tab-delimited and manually curated categorical color schemes for N total categories where row one defines one color, row two define two colors, and so on. Along with the ordering file, this file is used to generate a build-specific color map for use by Auspice.

  • default: defaults/color_schemes.tsv

  • used in rules: colors

auspice_config

  • type: string

  • description: Path to an Auspice configuration JSON file used by augur export. Note that this is only used if a build does not define its own auspice_config (in the builds config section).

  • default: defaults/auspice_config.json

  • used in rules: export

lat_longs

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a tab-delimited mapping of geographic scales (e.g., location ,division, etc.), geographic names (e.g., King County), and corresponding latitude and longitude values for the given place name. This mapping is manually curated by the Nextstrain team and updates regularly.

  • default: defaults/lat_longs.tsv

  • used in rules: export

description

  • type: string

  • description: Path to a Markdown file to use as a description in Auspice for all builds. Overridden per-build by builds.description.

  • default: defaults/description.md

  • used in rules: export

clades

  • type: string

  • description: Path to an Augur clade definition file where each row is a tab-delimited mapping of clade name to a gene, site (i.e., position), and alternate allele at that site for the corresponding clade.

  • default: defaults/clades.tsv

  • used in rules: emerging_lineages, clades

emerging_lineages

  • type: string

  • description: Path to an Augur clade definition file for emerging lineages of concern that may be a subset or variation of the lineages defined by the clades parameter or Pangolin lineages.

  • default: defaults/emerging_lineages.tsv

  • used in rules: emerging_lineages

Per-Rule configuration

Each top-level parameter here corresponds to a single Snakemake rule. Note that subsampling is a commonly used rule configuration which is described separately in the Primary configuration section.

sanitize_metadata

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters to configure how to sanitize metadata to a Nextstrain-compatible format. The sanitize metadata script resolves duplicate records using database ids, parses a GISAID-style location field into Nextstrain-style location fields, strips prefixes from strain names, and renames fields in that order.

  • Valid attributes:

metadata_id_columns

  • type: object

  • description: A list of valid strain name columns in the metadata. The sanitize metadata script will check attempt to use the first of these columns that exists in the metadata. It will exit with an error, if none of the columns exist.

  • default:

- strain
- name
- "Virus name"

database_id_columns

  • type: object

  • description: A list of columns representing external database ids for metadata records. These unique ids represent a snapshot of data at a specific time for a given strain name. The sanitize metadata script resolves duplicate metadata records for the same strain name by selecting the record with the latest database id. Multiple database id columns allow the script to resolve duplicates when one or more columns has ambiguous values (e.g., β€œ?”). Deduplication occurs before renaming of columns, so the default values include GISAID’s own β€œAccession ID” as well as Nextstrain-style database ids.

  • default:

- "Accession ID"
- gisaid_epi_isl
- genbank_accession

error_on_duplicate_strains

  • type: boolean

  • description: Exit the sanitize metadata script with an error when any strains have multiple records in the metadata. The script writes list of all duplicate strains to a file named like <input>.duplicates.txt that users can review and use to address unexpected duplicates.

  • default: false

parse_location_field

  • type: string

  • description: Field in the metadata that stores GISAID-formatted location details (e.g., North America / USA / Washington) to be parsed into region, country, division, and location fields.

  • default: Location

rename_fields

  • type: array

  • description: List of key/value pairs mapping fields in the input metadata to rename to another value in the sanitized metadata.

  • default:

- "Virus name=strain"
- "Type=type"
- "Accession ID=gisaid_epi_isl"
- "Collection date=date"
- "Additional location information=additional_location_information"
- "Sequence length=length"
- "Host=host"
- "Patient age=patient_age"
- "Gender=sex"
- "Clade=GISAID_clade"
- "Pango lineage=pango_lineage"
- "Pangolin version=pangolin_version"
- "Variant=variant"
- "AA Substitutions=aa_substitutions"
- "aaSubtitutions=aa_substitutions"
- "Submission date=date_submitted"
- "Is reference?=is_reference"
- "Is complete?=is_complete"
- "Is high coverage?=is_high_coverage"
- "Is low coverage?=is_low_coverage"
- "N-Content=n_content"
- "GC-Content=gc_content"

combine_sequences_for_subsampling

  • type: object

  • description: Configuration of logic to combine sequences from multiple input files into a single file for subsampling.

  • Valid attributes:

warn_about_duplicates

  • type: boolean

  • description: Warn users about duplicate sequences identified when merging input sequences and print a list of duplicates to standard out (and log files). Set this to false to get an error and stop the workflow when duplicates are detected.

  • default: true

priorities

  • type: object

  • description: Configures how proximities are calculated, which is used by subsampling schemes which specify it.

  • Valid attributes:

crowding_penalty

  • type: float

  • description: used when calculating priority scores during subsampling to decrease the number of identical samples that are included in the tree during random subsampling to provide a broader picture of the viral diversity in your dataset.

  • examples:

priorities:
  crowding_penalty: 0.0
  # You may wish to set `crowding_penalty = 0.0` (default value = `0.1`) if you are interested in seeing as many samples as possible that are closely related to your `focal` set.

run_pangolin

  • type: boolean

  • description: Enable annotation of Pangolin lineages for a given build’s subsampled sequences.

  • default: false

mask

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for masking of invalid or problematic nucleotides in aligned sequences. In addition to the configurable parameters below, the workflow also always masks terminal gaps in the given alignment.

  • Valid attributes:

mask_from_beginning

  • type: integer

  • description: Number of bases to mask from the beginning alignment.

  • default: 100

mask_from_end

  • type: integer

  • description: Number of bases to mask from the end alignment.

  • default: 50

mask_sites

  • type: string

  • description: Space-delimited string of 1-based genomic sites to mask

  • default: "13402 24389 24390"

filter

  • type: object

  • description: Filters to apply to strain metadata and sequences prior to subsampling and tree inference. The workflow applies an implicit filter on the maximum collection dates later than today.

  • Valid attributes:

min_length

  • type: integer

  • description: Minimum number of valid nucleotides (A, C, T, or G) for a genome to be included in the analysis by augur filter --min-length.

  • default: 27000

Note

The min_length filter is applied to the masked sequences, not the original input sequences. Depending on your mask config parameters, the masked sequences may contain more Ns than the original sequences and fail the min_length filter.

exclude_where

  • type: string

  • description: Conditional tests of metadata columns used to exclude strains from the analysis by augur filter --exclude-where

  • default: "division='USA'"

exclude_ambiguous_dates_by

  • type: string

  • description: Level date ambiguity used to exclude strains from the analysis by augur filter --exclude-ambiguous-dates-by

  • default: any

  • examples:

    • any

    • day

    • month

    • year

min_date

  • type: float or string

  • description: Minimum collection date for strains to include in the analysis used by augur filter --min-date. See augur filter docs for supported date formats.

  • default: 2019.74

skip_diagnostics

  • type: boolean

  • description: Skip filtering by Nextclade quality control metrics like clock rate deviation, number of SNP clusters, possible contaminations, etc.

  • default: false

tree

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for phylogenetic inference by augur tree. The tree β€œmethod” is hardcoded to iqtree.

  • Valid attributes:

tree-builder-args

  • type: string

  • description: Arguments specific to the tree method (iqtree) to be passed through to the tree builder command run by augur tree.

  • default: '-ninit 10 -n 4'

refine

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for inference of time trees with augur refine.

  • Valid attributes:

root

  • type: string

  • description: Rooting mechanism or strain name(s) whose sequences should be used to root the time tree. Only one or two (space-delimited) strain names are supported.

  • default: Wuhan/Hu-1/2019

  • examples:

    • best

    • least-squares

    • min_dev

    • oldest

    • Wuhan/Hu-1/2019

clock_rate

  • type: float

  • description: Fixed clock rate to use for time tree calculations.

  • default: 0.0008

clock_std_dev

  • type: float

  • description: Standard deviation of the fixed clock_rate estimate.

  • default: 0.0004

coalescent

  • type: float or string

  • description: Coalescent timescale in units of inverse clock rate (float), optimized as a scalar (β€œopt”), or skyline (β€œskyline”).

  • default: skyline

  • examples:

    • opt

    • skyline

date_inference

  • type: string

  • description: Assign internal nodes to their jointly or marginally most likely dates.

  • default: marginal

  • examples:

    • marginal

    • joint

divergence_unit

  • type: string

  • description: Units in which sequence divergence is reported.

  • default: mutations

  • examples:

    • mutations

    • mutations-per-site

clock_filter_iqd

  • type: integer

  • description: Remove tips that deviate more than this number of interquartile ranges from the root-to-tip by time regression. Disable clock filtering by specifying 0

  • default: 8

keep_polytomies

  • type: boolean

  • description: Do not attempt to resolve polytomies.

  • default: false

no_timetree

  • type: boolean

  • description: Do not produce a time tree.

  • default: false

traits

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for inference of ancestral traits by augur traits with support for default traits and build-specific traits.

  • examples:

traits:
  default:
    sampling_bias_correction: 2.5
    columns: ["country"]
  washington:
    # Override default sampling bias correction for
    # "washington" build and continue to use default
    # trait columns.
    sampling_bias_correction: 5.0

Each named traits configuration (default or build-named) supports the following attributes:

sampling_bias_correction

columns

  • type: array

  • description: A list of columns from the metadata for which ancestral trait values should be inferred for ancestral nodes.

  • default: ["country"]

frequencies

  • Valid attributes:

min_date

  • type: float or string

  • description: Earliest date to estimate frequencies for. See augur filter docs for supported date formats.

  • default: without value supplied, defaults to 1 year before present

max_date

  • type: float or string

  • description: Earliest date to estimate frequencies for. Specifying max_date overrides recent_days_to_censor. See augur filter docs for supported date formats.

  • default: without value supplied, defaults to today’s date minus recent_days_to_censor parameter

recent_days_to_censor

  • type: integer

  • description: How many days back from today’s date should samples be hidden from frequencies calculations? This is in place to help with sampling bias where some regions have faster sequencing turnarounds than other regions.

  • default: without value supplied, defaults to 0

pivot_interval

  • type: integer

  • description: Number of units between frequency estimates based on the units defined in the pivot_interval_units parameter. A β€œpivot” corresponds to a time point when frequencies are estimated.

  • default: 1

pivot_interval_units

  • type: string

  • description: Unit of pivot interval spacing for frequency estimation.

  • default: weeks

  • examples:

    • weeks

    • months

narrow_bandwidth

  • type: float

  • description: Variance of the KDE normal distribution in numeric floating point years (e.g., one month ~= 30 days ~= 0.08 years). This bandwidth value controls the smoothing of frequency estimates with higher values producing smoother estimates.

  • default: 0.05

proportion_wide

  • type: float

  • description: Proportion of a second KDE normal distribution to add to each initial normal distribution already parameterized by the narrow_bandwidth parameter.

  • default: 0.0

minimal_frequency

  • Unused

stiffness

  • Unused

inertia

  • Unused

logistic_growth

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for estimation of logistic clade growth based on logit-transformed clade frequencies.

  • Valid attributes:

delta_pivots

  • type: integer

  • description: Calculate logistic growth over the last N pivots which corresponds to N times the amount of time represented by the pivot_interval_units in the frequencies configuration.

  • default: 6

min_tips

  • type: integer

  • description: The minimum number of tips a clade must have before its logistic growth is calculated.

  • default: 50

min_frequency

  • type: float

  • description: The minimum current frequency for a clade to have its logistic growth calculated.

  • default: 0.000001

max_frequency

  • type: float

  • description: The maximum current frequency for a clade to have its logistic growth calculated.

  • default: 0.95

ancestral

  • type: object

  • description: Configuration of augur ancestral command that infers ancestral sequences based on a tree.

  • Valid attributes:

inference

  • type: string

  • description: Calculate joint or marginal maximum likelihood ancestral sequence states

  • examples

    • joint

    • marginal

cluster

  • type: object

  • description: Parameters for clustering of closely related strains

  • Valid attributes:

min_tips

  • type: integer

  • description: Number of tips to require in a polytomy to be considered part of a cluster.

  • default: 3

group_by

  • type: string

  • description: Metadata column whose values should be used to determine whether closely related strains should be assigned to the same cluster. For example, the default column ensures that strains belong to the same division to be considered part of the same cluster.

  • default: division

Internal, Nextstrain-only configuration

You shouldn’t need to use parameters in this section unless you are running the core-Nextstrain builds. In addition to these parameters you will need AWS credentials set, e.g. in environment variables.

S3_DST_BUCKET

  • type: string

  • description: S3 bucket to store files from the upload rule in export_for_nextstrain.smk. Currently only available to Nextstrain builds.

S3_DST_COMPRESSION

  • type: string

  • description: Compression format to use for files uploaded to S3 by the upload rule.

  • examples

    • xz

    • gz

S3_DST_ORIGINS

  • type: array

  • items:

    • type: string

  • description: List of input names (i.e., β€œorigins”) for which intermediate files should be uploaded to S3 by the upload rule.

  • examples

    • ["gisaid"]

deploy_url

  • type: string

  • description: URL to an S3 bucket where Auspice JSONs should be uploaded by the deploy rule of the Nextstrain workflows. Only valid for Nextstrain builds.

slack_channel

  • type: string

  • description: Slack channel to notify when Nextstrain builds start, fail, or get deployed. Only valid for Nextstrain builds.

slack_token

  • type: string

  • description: Slack authentication token required for the Slack API calls to notify the defined slack_channel. Only valid for Nextstrain builds.

Unused Parameters

Documented here for completeness / historical accuracy.

partition_sequences

  • Unused

reference_node_name

  • Unused