next generation sequencing

Beautiful circos plots in R

Circos plots are popular for displaying huge amounts of data in a relatively small visual space. This is especially relevant for genomic data. This post explores creating Circos-style genomic data plots in R using R package circlize.

Read counts of RNA-Seq Spike-ins using STAR and QoRTs

A short tutorial on quantifying spike-ins used in an RNA-Seq experiment.

Which file compression to use on Linux?

This is a quick comparison of some of the data compression and decompression formats on Linux. The idea is to compare compression/decompression time and compression size difference using seven compression formats on five different file types.