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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

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Compression of next generation sequencing quality scores using memetic algorithm

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 4271560
PMID: 25474747
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-S15-S10

[…] many specialized methods are proposed. for instance, cox et al. [] proposed a burrws-wheeler transform based compression algorithm for large scale dna sequence databases. jones et al. [] presented quip, a high efficient reference-based ngs data compression tool relying on external reference genomes or light-weight de novo assembly to generate reference sequences from the target data. popitsch […]

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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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