I also used Chromas, but it was not updated for quite a long time and is a bit
flaky. The best program for viewing, printing, and extracting sequences from
ABI data is the free program GeneStudio LE, available for download at
http://www.genestudio.com. GeneStudio LE will also show SCF files. A simpler
version without the viewer of chromatograms is also on that site. It is called
Another free program that will allow to do this (and much more) is BioEdit
http://www.mbio.ncsu.edu/RNaseP/info/programs/BIOEDIT/bioedit.html. I think
that GeneStudio LE has a much better ABI chromatogram viewer than BioEdit and
the interface is much more user friendly.
In article <8cgcsa$et7$1 at ssauraab-i-1.production.compuserve.com>,
GysdeJongh at compuserve.com says...
>>"Przemko Tylzanowski" <przemko at med.kuleuven.ac.be>> wrote in message news:38EB475D.B546C7D3 at med.kuleuven.ac.be...>>I use Chromas (the freeware version) and am very happy with it.
>> The thing is that sometimes I would like to see the raw data
>>because the ABI sometimes miscalls the bases. Now, our lab
>>is PC based and the only Mac is with ABI. So it would be
>>much more convenient to look at the raw data on PC. I have
>>somewhere a hack for it but I thought perhaps someone
>>managed a program to read not only
>>the processed data but also the real trace.
>>"Richard J. Dudley" wrote:
>>Have you tried Chromas?
>there is a pc version for chromas which works very nice.
>It lets you view , edit , save the ABI called bases. If you choose
>"export" in the "file" menue it will save the raw fluorescent data.
>>Bioedit can do the same ; it will,however, not save the raw flu. data.
>>I also tried exTRACE of Mark Berres. I found it very usefull as
>it extracts all the data , not only the raw fluorescense.
>(yes Richard , there is a lot more in the ABI file) It works
>perfectly in a dos window as he describes in this thread.