Question: (Closed) What is the difference between .csi indexing vs .tbi indexing
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4 months ago by
ThePlaintiff10
Cape Town, South Africa
ThePlaintiff10 wrote:

Hi, I am generating bcf files from vcf. When indexing using bcftools the default indiexing is .csi however I also have tabix (generates .tbi index files) installed on my system hence I can opt for either. I'd just like to have a brief comparison between the two indexing formats in order to know which one to choose.

Thank you,

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ADD COMMENTlink written 4 months ago by ThePlaintiff10

Also see bcftools compressing and indexing vcf files

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by ATpoint17k

Thanks ATpoint. I was hoping to get answers as to whether I should keep two sets of index files.

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by ThePlaintiff10

not in touch with the technical differences but in practice very little (downstream ) software supports the csi one unfortunately

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by lieven.sterck5.2k
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4 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum120k wrote:

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ADD COMMENTlink written 4 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k
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