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Data Structure

All trace files are stored in tar archives to make downloading easier. Traces are aggregated by cancer sample and one sample is represented by one tar archive. Depending on the number of traces, each archive contains a number of sub-folders. The actual trace files are stored in these sub-folders, with a maximum of 10,000 traces in each sub-folder.

Tar Archive
How to extract traces from tar archive?

Simply download the archive In a Unix terminal, type:

tar xf sample.tar

File format

All traces are in ZTR format.

Naming convention of the trace files

This is a one line syntax, explanation and examples below

Naming Convention
* quick link - http://q.sanger.ac.uk/kkx3wkyu