BEDOPS: high-performance genomic feature operations

Bioinformatics. 2012 Jul 15;28(14):1919-20. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts277. Epub 2012 May 9.


The large and growing number of genome-wide datasets highlights the need for high-performance feature analysis and data comparison methods, in addition to efficient data storage and retrieval techniques. We introduce BEDOPS, a software suite for common genomic analysis tasks which offers improved flexibility, scalability and execution time characteristics over previously published packages. The suite includes a utility to compress large inputs into a lossless format that can provide greater space savings and faster data extractions than alternatives.

Availability: includes binaries, source and documentation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Data Compression / methods*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Software*