Tablet--next generation sequence assembly visualization

Iain Milne, Micha Bayer, Linda Cardle, Paul Shaw, Gordon Stephen, Frank Wright, David Marshall

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SUMMARY: Tablet is a lightweight, high-performance graphical viewer for next-generation sequence assemblies and alignments. Supporting a range of input assembly formats, Tablet provides high-quality visualizations showing data in packed or stacked views, allowing instant access and navigation to any region of interest, and whole contig overviews and data summaries. Tablet is both multi-core aware and memory efficient, allowing it to handle assemblies containing millions of reads, even on a 32-bit desktop machine.

AVAILABILITY: Tablet is freely available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. Fully bundled installers can be downloaded from in 32- and 64-bit versions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-2
Number of pages2
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Issue number3
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Base Sequence
  • Computational Biology/methods
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA/methods
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface


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