SAM tools Publisher's description
from bhandsaker, lh3lh3
SAM (Sequence Alignment/Map) format is a generic format for storing large nucleotide sequence alignments.
SAM (Sequence Alignment/Map) format is a generic format for storing large nucleotide sequence alignments. SAM aims to be a format that:
* Is flexible enough to store all the alignment information generated by various alignment programs;
* Is simple enough to be easily generated by alignment programs or converted from existing alignment formats;
* Is compact in file size;
* Allows most of operations on the alignment to work on a stream without loading the whole alignment into memory;
* Allows the file to be indexed by genomic position to efficiently retrieve all reads aligning to a locus.
SAM Tools provide various utilities for manipulating alignments in the SAM format, including sorting, merging, indexing and generating alignments in a per-position format.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall