Xsamkit has been created as a set of tools for working with the .Xsam file
format. It contains conversion tools, to convert from .sam (sequence alignment mapping) format to .Xsam (extended sequence alignment mapping)
format, as well as conversion from .Xsam to .sam, .fastq and more. Xsamkit
also contains a multitude of filtering options that allows fast querying of the
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install xsamkit, simply use the following command: