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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]].