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# 1  
Old 01-28-2014
Grep command

Code:
  grep -i -f panel_genes.txt hg19_refGene.txt > match.txt

seems to be pulling names the do not exist in the input file (panel_genes.txt) - the output is attached as well (match.txt)

For example, RNF185 or ZNF146 are not genes in the input. I am trying to match the input file genes only and am not sure why it is not. Thank you.
# 2  
Old 01-28-2014
grep command

match.txt is the output.
# 3  
Old 01-28-2014
grep may not be the right tool here... The string "RNF185" contains "NF1", for instance, so grep finds them both.

Are you looking for these strings in any particular column?
# 4  
Old 01-28-2014
So whats the content of hg19_refGene.txt - the file within grep is looking for a string "panel_genes.txt".
Also, you're uploading a 'result file' (match.txt) that is alot larger than what you call an input file (panel_genes.txt).

Also, even if i misunderstand the grep command, the result would overwrite the 'more-detailed-looking' match.txt file with a 'row of single strings' compared to its current content.

Phew, translating is hard at times.
# 5  
Old 01-28-2014
grep command

Basically what I am trying to do is match the exact gene name in the input (panel_genes.txt) with the gene names in column M of the attached hg19_refGene.txt. Thank you.
# 6  
Old 01-28-2014
By "column M" I'm guessing you mean "column 13".

Code:
awk 'NR==FNR { X[toupper($1)]++ ; next } ; toupper($13) in X' list_file hg19_refGene.txt

Use nawk on Solaris.

Produces 247 results for me, none of which are RNF185.
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# 7  
Old 01-28-2014
@ Corona688 X[toupper($1)] is just enough I think..

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