Filtering INFO fields

I appreciate the hail package, because it is super fast.
I would like to take a VCF from gnomad, and filter out some of the INFO fields - gnomad has 900+, and I only care about a few of them.

Example code

import hail as hl
import re
chr22mt = hl.read_matrix_table('data/')*[x for x in if re.match('AF_\S{2,3}$', x)]).describe()

That gets me a much smaller INFO set, which what I want.

However, trying to take the filtered info into chr22mt fails. =*[x for x in if re.match('AF_\S{2,3}$', x)]).describe()
        struct {
        AF_oth: array<float64>, 
        AF_ami: array<float64>, 
        AF_sas: array<float64>, 
        AF_XX: array<float64>, 
        AF_fin: array<float64>, 
        AF_XY: array<float64>, 
        AF_eas: array<float64>, 
        AF_amr: array<float64>, 
        AF_afr: array<float64>, 
        AF_raw: array<float64>, 
        AF_mid: array<float64>, 
        AF_asj: array<float64>, 
        AF_nfe: array<float64>
    <hail.matrixtable.MatrixTable object at 0x7f6980d417c0>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/pipeline-user/.local/lib/python3.9/site-packages/hail/", line 117, in __setattr__
    raise NotImplementedError(f"'{self.__class__.__name__}' object is not mutable")
NotImplementedError: 'MatrixTable' object is not mutable\

I’m clearly missing something, but it doesn’t seem like any of select_rows(), select_cols(), select_entries() would work. How do I filter out fields of INFO from a VCF?

Thank you,

Uri David

The way to add or modify fields on a table is annotate, or here, annotate_rows to update a row field. You have to annotate top-level fields, so the way to do this is to update the entire info field to select the ones you want:

chr22mt = chr22mt.annotate_rows(info =