The tool "Text Manipulation -> Select random lines from a file" may be of interest to you. This will not generate random intervals, but it can select random lines from an interval file or any other file.
The ENCODE tool as build specifically on the target genomes using external files. This tool may be generalized at some point in the future, but right now there are no current plans to do so.
Hopefully the random line tool will be useful or you will be able to locate an alternative,
Jen Galaxy team
On 11/29/11 12:43 PM, Vincent Joseph Lynch wrote:
To Whom It May Concern,
I am curious if there is a tool within Galaxy to generate a set of random intervals from a particular genome similar to the "Random Intervals" tool within the ENCODE tools? I am using the "Aggregate datapoints" tool to get phastCons conservation scores for peaks from ChIP-Seq data. I would like to compare these scores to a random expectation so would like to be able to use a Random Intervals-like tool to generate a set of random positions to compare to the experimental set.
Vincent J. Lynch, Associate Research Scientist Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Yale Systems Biology Institute Yale University
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