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BamTools provides both a programmer's API and an end-user's toolkit for handling genome alignment files in the BAM and SAM format. A BAM file (.bam) is the binary version of a SAM file. A SAM file (.sam) is a tab-delimited text file that contains sequence alignment data.


Download version 2.3.0 (stable)
released on 24 July 2013

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Derek Barnett primary contact

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Software prerequisites

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Required to build cmake

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