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What is a fast5 file?
What is a fast5 file?
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A .fast5 file is a type of HDF5 (Hierarchical Data Format) file, which is designed to contain all information needed for analysing nanopore sequencing data and tracking it back to its source.

Fast5 files contain the raw data, such as signal information generated during sequencing. Please see here for a detailed explanation of the metadata contained with a fast5.

Metadata within the fast5 file format can be viewed with the graphical tool HDFView.

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