Quip specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00965
Name Quip
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format BAM,SAM,FASTQ
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C, C++
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1.8
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Daniel Jones

Publication for Quip

Quip citation


Data compression for sequencing data

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

[…] hism [].The most recent SAM compressor [], apart from highly configurable lossy compression settings, introduces a novel idea to exploit common features of reads mapped to the same genomic positions. Quip [], published slightly earlier, is not as flexible as CRAM and works only losslessly. However, if aligned reads in the SAM or BAM format and a reference sequence are given, it wins with CRAM in c […]

Quip institution(s)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

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