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Alview: Portable Software for Viewing Sequence Reads in BAM Formatted Files

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 — Poster Session I

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FAES Terrace


  • R Finney
  • Q Chen
  • C Nguyen
  • CH Hsu
  • C Yan
  • Y Hu
  • M Abawi
  • X Bian
  • D Meerzaman


The name "Alview" is a contraction of the term “Alignment Viewer”. Alview is a compiled to native architecture software tool for visualizing the alignment of sequencing data. Inputs are files of short read sequences aligned to a reference genome in the SAM/BAM format and files containing reference genome data. Outputs are visualizations of these aligned short reads. Alview is written in portable C with optional Graphical User Interface (GUI) code written in C, C++ and Objective C. The application can run in three different ways: as a webserver, as a command line tool or as a native, graphical user interface program. Alview is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple OS X. It is available as a web demo at: . The source code and Windows/Mac/Linux executables are available via: .

Category: Computational Biology