Friday, 2 November 2012

Biopython 1.60 has a New module Bio.bgzf to read and write BGZF files O|B|F News | Open Source Bioinformatics news

New module Bio.bgzf supports reading and writing BGZF files (Blocked GNU Zip Format), a variant of GZIP with efficient random access, most commonly used as part of the BAM file format and in tabix. This uses Python's zlib library internally, and provides a simple interface like Python's gzip library. Using this the Bio.SeqIO indexing functions now support BGZF compressed sequence files. See this blog post for more background onBGZF and SeqIO.

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