tomtom [options] <query motif file>
<target motif file>+
The name of a file containing one or more motifs in MEME format or the HTML (
.html) or plain text (
output of MEME, STREME or DREME. Each of these motifs will be searched against the
target files. If you only wish to search with a subset of these
motifs then look into the -m and
Tomtom writes its output to files in a directory named
tomtom_out, which it creates if necessary. You can change the
output directory using the -o or -oc options.
The directory will contain:
an HTML file that provides the results in a human-readable format
a TSV (tab-separated values) file that provides
the results in a format suitable for parsing by scripts and viewing with Excel
an XML file that provides the results in a machine-readable format
Only matches for which the significance is less than or equal to the threshold set by the -thresh option (below) will be output. By default, significance is measured by q-value of the match.
Additional outputs may be requested using the -eps and -png options, as described below.
Note: See this detailed description of the Tomtom output formats for more information.
|The name of a motif in the query file that will be used. This option may be repeated multiple times.
|If both this option and the related -mi is unused then all motifs in the query file will be used.
|The offset in the query file of a motif that will be used. This option may be repeated multiple times.
|If both this option and the related -m is unused then all motifs in the query file will be used.
|Specify the source of a background model for converting a frequency matrix to a log-odds score matrix. The background model contains letter frequencies that can adjust for biases in the single-letter composition of the sequences in the organism from which the motif is derived. The file must be in Markov Background Model Format. The background model will be modified by averaging the frequencies of letters and their reverse complements. Note 1: The background model must be for the same alphabet as specified in the query motif file. Note 2: Not allowed with -dist ed, -dist kullback, -dist pearson, or -dist sandelin, as those distance measures are based only on the motif frequencies.
|Background frequencies will be loaded from the query motif file. Note this was changed from previous versions that used the first target motif file because that design choice could not work with the -xalph option.
|This option adds the specified pseudocount to the motifs. The pseudocount is distributed taking into account the background. Note that some comparison algorithms require motif probabilities to not contain zeros. If you choose to set a pseudocount of zero with those comparison algorithms then any motifs containing a probability of zero will be discarded and a warning will be emitted.
|A pseudocount of 0.1 is added to the motifs.
|Output motif logo alignment images in portable network graphics (PNG) format. This format is useful for display on websites. Note: Ghostscript must be installed on your computer in order to use this option.
|Images are not output in PNG format.
|Output motif logo alignment images in Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) format. This format is useful for inclusion in publications as it is a vector graphics format and can be easily scaled.
|Images are not output in EPS format.
|This option causes the LOGOs in the LOGO alignments output by Tomtom not to be corrected for small-sample sizes. By default, the height of letters in the LOGOs are reduced when the number of samples on which a motif is based (nsites in the MEME motif) is small. The default setting can cause motifs based on very few sites to have "empty" LOGOs, so this switch can be used if your query or target motifs are based on few samples.
|Small sample correction is used.
|Do not score the reverse complements of target motifs.
|Given and reverse complement target motifs are scored if the alphabet is complementable.
|Compute scores using only aligned columns.
|Take into account columns that don't align.
|Only report matches with significance values ≤
value. Unless the
option is specified, this value must be smaller than or equal to
|A threshold of 0.5 is used.
|Use the E-value of the match as the significance threshold.
|Use the q-value as the significance threshold.
|allr | ed | kullback | pearson | sandelin | blic1 | blic5 | llr1 | llr5
|Euclidean distance (ed) is used by default.
|This parameter forces the shorter motif to be completely contained in the longer motif.
|The shorter motif may extend outside the longer motif.
|Only report motif matches that overlap by min overlap positions or more. In case a query motif is smaller than min overlap, then the motif's width is used as the minimum overlap for that query.
|A minimum overlap of 1 is required.
|Maximum allowed running time (in CPU seconds). The time value must be > 0.
|No limit on running time.