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A data loader to work with archives of BigWig files to generate a BigWigSet database. Two or more BigWig files may be combined into an archive file and uploaded. The files are extracted, a metadata index generated if required, and a configuration written using subtracks for each BigWig file. This allows a fast, convenient option to bundle multiple data files together and provide a concise, organized interface to multiple data tracks.

Supported archives include TAR (.tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .tbz2, .tar.bz2) and ZIP (.zip) files. Archives should include only BigWig files (which must have a .bw extension) and optionally a metadata text file. Extraneous files and directory paths are ignored.

Subtrack tables are set up using the display_name tag value.

See the documentation for Bio::DB::BigWigSet for more information.


The Bio-BigFile (Bio::DB::BigWigSet) Perl module must be installed.

Archives are processed through external tar and unzip utilities. These are located by searching the default environment PATH.


 Timothy J. Parnell, PhD
 Dept of Oncological Sciences
 Huntsman Cancer Institute
 University of Utah
 Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL (either version 1, or at your option, any later version) or the Artistic License 2.0.

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