SAM

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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 [BAM/SAM Specification].