TRTools: a toolkit for genome-wide analysis of tandem repeats

Bioinformatics. 2020 Aug 17;btaa736. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa736. Online ahead of print.


Summary: A rich set of tools have recently been developed for performing genome-wide genotyping of tandem repeats (TRs). However, standardized tools for downstream analysis of these results are lacking. To facilitate TR analysis applications, we present TRTools, a Python library and suite of command line tools for filtering, merging, and quality control of TR genotype files. TRTools utilizes an internal harmonization module making it compatible with outputs from a wide range of TR genotypers.

Availability: TRTools is freely available at

Documentation: Detailed documentation is available at

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.