RACER: Rapid and Accurate Correction of Errors in Reads
RACER is a C++/OpenMP program that corrects sequencing errors in high-throughput DNA sequencing data, especially designed for the Illumina platform. It does not require any additional software. To run RACER use the command:
<RACER> <inputReads> <correctedReads> <genomeLength>
- <RACER> is the executable
- <inputReads> is the input file containin the reads; fasta or fastq
- <correctedReads> will contain the corrected reads at the end
- <genomeLength> is the approximate length of the DNA molecule that originated the reads, such as the genome length in a whole genome sequencing project
- if only parts of a genome were sequenced, then only the total length of those parts should be used (instead of the length of the total genome)
- precise value is not necessary, an approximation will work well
RACER source code
The source code can be downloaded here.
If you use RACER, please cite:
- L. Ilie, M. Molnar, RACER: Rapid and Accurate Correction of Errors in Reads, Bioinformatics 29 (2013) 2490 -- 2493.
For any questions, please contact Lucian Ilie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Version 1.0.1, Dec. 01, 2013
© 2012 Lucian Ilie, Michael Molnar