Question: Difference between 'bedgraph' and 'bw' files
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2.8 years ago by
biotech540
United States
biotech540 wrote:

Basically what is the difference between these two file formats?

The bw is binary and the other not?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.8 years ago by igor8.9k • written 2.8 years ago by biotech540

Can I load 'bedgraph' and 'bw' files in IGV?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.8 years ago by biotech540

Yes. See IGV docs: http://software.broadinstitute.org/software/igv/FileFormats

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2.8 years ago by
igor8.9k
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igor8.9k wrote:

BedGraph definition: https://genome.ucsc.edu/goldenpath/help/bedgraph.html

BigWig (bw) definition: https://genome.ucsc.edu/goldenpath/help/bigWig.html

Comparison of track formats: http://genomewiki.ucsc.edu/index.php/Selecting_a_graphing_track_data_format

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