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This tool validates a FASTQ file. When data is paired it can also validate a pair of FASTQ files. ValidateFastq will check if the FASTQ is in valid FASTQ format. This includes checking for duplicate reads and checking whether a pair of FASTQ files contains the same amount of reads and headers match. It also check whether the quality encodings are correct and outputs the most likely encoding format (Sanger, Solexa etc.).


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ValidateFastq is part of BIOPET tool suite that is developed at LUMC by the SASC team. Each tool in the BIOPET tool suite is meant to offer a standalone function that can be used to perform a dedicate data analysis task or added as part of a pipeline, for example the SASC team's biowdl pipelines.

All tools in the BIOPET tool suite are Free/Libre and Open Source Software.


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