pileup.js: a JavaScript library for interactive and in-browser visualization of genomic data

Bioinformatics. 2016 Aug 1;32(15):2378-9. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw167. Epub 2016 Mar 29.


P: ileup.js is a new browser-based genome viewer. It is designed to facilitate the investigation of evidence for genomic variants within larger web applications. It takes advantage of recent developments in the JavaScript ecosystem to provide a modular, reliable and easily embedded library.

Availability and implementation: The code and documentation for pileup.js is publicly available at https://github.com/hammerlab/pileup.js under the Apache 2.0 license.

Contact: correspondence@hammerlab.org.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics*
  • Genome
  • Genomics*
  • Internet
  • Programming Languages
  • Software*