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The '''SAM Format''' is a text format for storing aligned reads.  
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The '''SAM Format''' is a text format for storing aligned reads in a series of tab delimited ASCII columns. Most often it is generated as a human readable projection of its sister [[BAM]] format, which can store data in a compact, indexed, binary representation.  
  
 
The current definition of the format is at [[http://samtools.sourceforge.net/SAM1.pdf BAM/SAM Specification]].
 
The current definition of the format is at [[http://samtools.sourceforge.net/SAM1.pdf BAM/SAM Specification]].
 
A sister [[BAM Format]] format can be used to store data in a compact binary representation.
 

Revision as of 00:50, 1 June 2010

The SAM Format is a text format for storing aligned reads in a series of tab delimited ASCII columns. Most often it is generated as a human readable projection of its sister BAM format, which can store data in a compact, indexed, binary representation.

The current definition of the format is at [BAM/SAM Specification].