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Genomedata is a format for efficient storage of multiple tracks of numeric data anchored to a genome. The format allows fast random access to hundreds of gigabytes of data, while retaining a small disk space footprint. We have also developed utilities to load data into this format. A reference implementation in Python and C components is available here under the GNU General Public License.


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How to cite this record Genomedata; Genomedata; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 25, 2021, 4:29 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 28 2022 11:46 a.m.

Publication for citation  The Genomedata format for storing large-scale functional genomics data. Hoffman MM,Buske OJ,Noble WS; Bioinformatics ; 2010; 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq164;

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The Genomedata format for storing large-scale functional genomics data.

Hoffman MM,Buske OJ,Noble WS
Bioinformatics 2010

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