MetaFast specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_12071
Name MetaFast
Alternative name METAgenome FAST analysis toolkit
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format MetaFast accepts input sequence files of FASTQ and FASTA formats. Input files can also be compressed with gzip of bzip2.
Output data The MetaFast output includes the following results: (i) k-mer frequency statistics for each metagenome; (ii) nonbranching paths for each metagenome; (iii) extracted components and component statistics file; (iv) feature vector for each metagenome; (v) pairwise dissimilarity matrix; (vi) dissimilarity heatmap with a dendrogram.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Java
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Vladimir I. Ulyantsev <>

Publication for METAgenome FAST analysis toolkit

MetaFast institution(s)
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation; Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine, Moscow, Russian Federation; Moscow institute of physics and technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, Russian Federation
MetaFast funding source(s)
The Government of Russian Federation (Grant 074-U01); JetBrains Research; Russian Scientific Foundation (project #15-14-00066)

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