Entrez Gene ID, a tracked integers ends with ".0" in OmicsSomaticMutations.csv

EntrezGeneID (Entrez Gene: gene-centered information at NCBI - PMC), is an unique, stable and tracked integers as a gene’s identifier. However the format of this gene stable ID in OmicsSomaticMutations.csv has been changed and ends with “.0”.
Is there any good reasons for this change? Is it a “BUG” in the DepMam mutation caller pipeline? would you please explain?
Thanks very much.

Hi Alice,

Thanks for your feedback.

In the past release, the “.0” was added as a result of pandas recognizing the column as a float and then converting it to a string. We realized this mistake and will make sure it’s not appended in future releases. In the meantime, feel free to ignore the “.0” in the entrez id field.