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A peak-caller package that works equally well on punctate and broad sites. PeakRanger can resolve closely-spaced peaks, has excellent performance, and is easily customized. It can be run in a parallel cloud computing environment to obtain extremely high performance on very large data sets. PeakRanger has above-average spatial accuracy in terms of identifying the precise location of binding events. PeakRanger also has excellent sensitivity and specificity in all benchmarks evaluated.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, MaRS Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

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This project was funded by the iPlant Collaborative and a grant from the National Science Foundation Plant Cyberinfrastructure Program (#DBI-0735191).

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