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

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

empty icon.bcl - PDP-10 BCPL compiler source

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BCL file extension - Illumina CASAVA base call data

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 open bcl file:

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:

The bcl files are used for internal purposes of CASAVA files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .bcl file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .bcl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bcl files.

Programs that can create bcl file - Illumina CASAVA base call data

Programs supporting the exension bcl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about CASAVA for create bcl file action.

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