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By Quinlan A., Last update 1494698999
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bamToBed description

bamToBed is a general purpose tool that will convert sequence alignments in BAM format to either BED or BEDPE format. This enables one to convert BAM files for use with all of the other BEDTools.

Parent program: BEDTools

bedtools utilities are a swiss-army knife of tools for a wide-range of genomics analysis tasks. The most widely-used tools enable genome arithmetic: that is, set theory on the genome. For example, bedtools allows one to intersect, merge, count, complement, and shuffle genomic intervals from multiple files in widely-used genomic file formats such as BAM, BED, GFF, GTF, VCF. While each individual tool is designed to do a relatively simple task (e.g., intersect two interval files), quite sophisticated analyses can be conducted by combining multiple bedtools operations on the UNIX command line.