The bcl file extension is related to the CASAVA software for Linux. The *.bcl file stores base call data.

There is one other file type using
the BCL file extension!

bcl file icon.bcl - PDP-10 BCPL compiler source

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BCL file extension - Illumina CASAVA base call file

What is bcl file? How to open bcl files?

File type specification:

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The bcl file extension is associated with the CASAVA application for Linux  that processes sequencing reads provided by RTA or OLB, developed by Illumina.

The *.bcl file stores base call data that can be read by CASAVA.

The default software associated to bcl file type:

CASAVA  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Illumina, Inc.

CASAVA package processes sequencing reads provided by RTA or OLB. In addition, CASAVA automatically generates a range of statistics, such as mean depth and percentage chromosome coverage, to enable comparison with previous builds or other samples.

Help how to open BCL files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
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How to convert file with extension BCL:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bcl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open bcl file, edit bcl file, convert bcl file, view bcl file, play bcl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bcl file - Illumina CASAVA base call file

Click on the software link for more information about CASAVA. CASAVA uses bcl file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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