HTSlib

Software Code: 

htslib

Version: 
1.6 (default) | 1.4.1 | 1.4
Description: 

HTSlib is an implementation of a unified C library for accessing common file formats, such as SAM, CRAM and VCF, used for high-throughput sequencing data, and is the core library used by samtools and bcftools. HTSlib only depends on zlib. It is known to be compatible with gcc, g++ and clang.

HTSlib implements a generalized BAM index, with file extension .csi (coordinate-sorted index). The HTSlib file reader first looks for the new index and then for the old if the new index is absent.

Research Area: 
Biology