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The VCF Tools command will allow the user to perform various actions on a single or multiple VCF formatted files.
The first step is to add the VCF files by selecting either "Add", or "Search" from server.
- Sort VCF files by coordinate - Sorts the entries in the VCF file by the coordinates of the variation.
- Index VCF files for analysis (.bim) - Encode in binary form for computer storage and processing purposes.
- compress VCF files to BGZF files (.gz) - Use BGZF library to compress VCF to vcf.gz file.