FASTQ + Emoji = FASTQE 🤔
Compute quality stats for FASTQ files and print those stats as emoji... for some reason.
Python 3 required. Tested ( a little bit) on Linux and Mac. Windows status unknown.
pip install fastqe
UsageSee the README for more options.
fastqe [--bin] [--min] [--max] [FASTQ_FILE ...]
Mapping & Scale Bar
See README for more detail on the mapping from phred scores to emoji:
Scores can also be binned:
Future work aims to add converting FASTQ files to this format for compression.
There is lots of room for improvement in this tool. The majority of the code has been written in the hours (and minutes) prior to presentations, so its almost guaranteed to be suboptimal. Pull requests welcome on GitHub.
Initially just a proof of concept for PyCon Au 2016, this (probably) isn't as silly as it sounds! If you find fastqe useful in your work or teaching, consider contributing to an article in the paper branch of the git repository, or via Authorea directly.