Main logo
tutorial arrow
Create your own tool library
Bookmark tools and put favorites into folders to find them easily.

SCALCE | Boosting sequence compression algorithms using locally consistent encoding

A tool for compressing FASTQ files. SCALCE is designed specifically for the Illumina-generated FASTQ files, but supports any valid FASTQ with consistent read lengths. The SCALCE algorithm provides a new and efficient way of reordering reads generated by the HTS platform to improve not only compression rate but also compression run time.

User report

tutorial arrow
Vote up tools and offer feedback
Give value to tools and make your expertise visible
Give your feedback on this tool
Sign up for free to join and share with the community

0 user reviews

star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
star star star star star

0 user reviews

star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
star star star star star

No review has been posted.

SCALCE forum

tutorial arrow
Communicate with other users
Participate in the forum to get support for using tools. Ask questions about technical specifications.
Take part in the discussion
Sign up for free to ask question and share your advices

No open topic.

SCALCE classification

SCALCE specifications

Unique identifier:
Software type:
Restrictions to use:
Operating system:
Computer skills:
Sequence Compression Algorithm using Locally Consistent Encoding
Command line interface
Biological technology:
Programming languages:

SCALCE distribution


tutorial arrow
Upload and version your source code
Get a DOI for each update to improve tool traceability. Archive your releases so the community can easily visualize progress on your work.
Facilitate your tool traceability
Sign up for free to upload your code and get a DOI

No versioning.


tutorial arrow
Promote your skills
Define all the tasks you managed and assign your profile the appropriate badges. Become an active member.
Promote your work
Sign up for free to badge your contributorship



School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Funding source(s)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Bioinformatics for Combating Infectious Diseases Project (BCID); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research grants; Canadian Research Chairs Program; an NIH grant HG006004

By using OMICtools you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the end user license agreement.