Picard is a set of command line tools for manipulating high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data and formats such as SAM/BAM/CRAM and VCF. These file formats are defined in the Hts-specs repository. See especially the SAM specification and the VCF specification.



Usage on Bridges


To see what versions of Picard are available type

module avail picard

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help  picard

To use Picard, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the Picard module:

module load picard


Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help picard command.





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