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Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. Latest Release DOI MIT license Stable documentation Latest documentation

This project follows the semver pro forma and uses the git-flow branching model.


The XAM package provides I/O and utilities for manipulating SAM and BAM formatted alignment map files.


You can install the XAM package from the Julia REPL. Press ] to enter pkg mode, then enter the following command:

add XAM

If you are interested in the cutting edge of the development, please check out the develop branch to try new features before release.


XAM is tested against Julia 1.X on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Latest build status:

Unit tests Documentation codecov


We appreciate contributions from users including reporting bugs, fixing issues, improving performance and adding new features.

Take a look at the contributing files detailed contributor and maintainer guidelines, and code of conduct.

Financial contributions

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