fqzcomp specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00957
Name fqzcomp
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTQ
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 4.6
Stability Beta
Maintained Yes



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PMCID: 3868316
PMID: 24252160
DOI: 10.1186/1748-7188-8-25

[…] compression significantly better than dsrc and 10 mb/s to 20 mb/s compression/ decompression speed., in [] two fastq compressors were presented. now we briefly describe the more interesting of them, fqzcomp. it achieves better compression ratios thanks to a carefully chosen context mixing modelc and other original ideas. fqzcomp belongs also to faster solutions, (partly) due to multi-threading. […]

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fqzcomp institution(s)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK; Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX, USA
fqzcomp funding source(s)
Supported by the Wellcome Trust [098051] and Dell Inc.

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