May 26, 2018
PacBio BAM C++ library, with SWIG bindings
As of the 3.0 release of SMRTanalysis, PacBio is embracing the industry standard BAM format for both aligned and unaligned basecall data files. We have also formulated a BAM companion file format bam.pbi enabling fast access to a richer set of per-read information as well as compatibility for software built around the legacy cmp.h5 format.
The pbbam software package provides components to create, query, & edit PacBio BAM files and associated indices. These components include a core C++ library, bindings for additional languages, and command-line utilities.