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RACER | Correction of errors in reads

Corrects errors in next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. RACER is an application that belongs to the class of k-mer counting programs. It uses 2-bit encoding of nucleotides and random replacement of the unknown positions. It corrects reads of varying length, from both fasta and fastq data. This method does not require any additional software to run.

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RACER classification

RACER specifications

Unique identifier:
OMICS_01108
Software type:
Application/Script
Restrictions to use:
Academic or non-commercial use
Biological technology:
Illumina
Programming languages:
C++
Computer skills:
Advanced
Stability:
Stable
Maintained:
Yes
Name:
Rapid and Accurate Correction of Errors in Reads
Interface:
Command line interface
Input format:
FASTA, FASTQ
Operating system:
Unix/Linux
Parallelization:
OpenMP
Version:
1.0.1
Source code URL:
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~ilie/RACER/racer.zip

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Maintainer

  • Lucian Ilie <>

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Publications

Institution(s)

Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Funding source(s)

Supported by The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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