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Bioinformatics. 2018 Aug 1;34(15):2666-2669. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty149.

NanoPack: visualizing and processing long-read sequencing data.

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Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases Group, VIB & University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Bioinformatics, Neuromics Support Facility, Center for Molecular Neurology, VIB & University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Department of Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.



Here we describe NanoPack, a set of tools developed for visualization and processing of long-read sequencing data from Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Pacific Biosciences.

Availability and implementation:

The NanoPack tools are written in Python3 and released under the GNU GPL3.0 License. The source code can be found at, together with links to separate scripts and their documentation. The scripts are compatible with Linux, Mac OS and the MS Windows 10 subsystem for Linux and are available as a graphical user interface, a web service at and command line tools.

Supplementary information:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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