having trouble with dexseq_prepare_annotation.py
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@vakulmohanty-8232
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I'm running dexseq_prepare_annotation.py on ENSEMBL GTF (I have tried gtf files from a couple of releases) files and have the following error. 

File "dexseq_prepare_annotation.p", line 129

raise ValueError, "Same name found on two chromosomes: %s, %s" % ( str(l[i]), str(l[i+1]) )

SyntaxError: invalid syntax

<font face="monospace">I'm not particularly familiar with python and will be grateful for any pointers on how to deal with this problem.</font>

Thanking You, 

Vakul

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Hi,

I changed the script to:

raise ValueError ("Same name found on two chromosomes: %s, %s") % ( str(l[i]), str(l[i+1]) )

and it did the trick in my case (at least for this particular syntax error). I would guess that this is a python 2/python 3 issue. I hope that I made a good choice :D

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worked for me too, thx & dzięki! To adapt to python3, you need also replace xrange with range around those lines.

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Alejandro Reyes ★ 1.8k
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Hi Vakul,

The error message is indicating that the same gene id was found in two different chromosomes. Did you check if this was the case in your gtf file?

Alejandro

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Hi Alejandro,

I look up the GTF file it had no repeats. I however got the script to work when I switched platforms from windows to linux. Thanks you for the help.

Vakul

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