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Several of these programs can be used through UNC's Virtual Lab found [https://virtuallab.unc.edu here]
 
Several of these programs can be used through UNC's Virtual Lab found [https://virtuallab.unc.edu here]
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For lists of nonproprietary formats based on data type, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_format this wikipedia article].
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For summary of file formats based on file type, see [http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/electronicrecords/erfformats.html here].
  
 
=A=
 
=A=
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==.csv==
 
==.csv==
 
Comm-separated values
 
Comm-separated values
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
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===Ideal Format===
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.csv
 
=D=
 
=D=
 
==.dat==
 
==.dat==
 
Matlab
 
Matlab
 
==.doc==
 
==.doc==
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Text document
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===Program===
 
Microsoft Word (1997-2003)
 
Microsoft Word (1997-2003)
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===Status===
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Proprietary
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===Ideal Format===
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.txt
 
==.docx==
 
==.docx==
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Text document
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===Program===
 
Microsoft Word (2007-)
 
Microsoft Word (2007-)
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary, patented
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===Ideal Format===
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.txt
 
==.dta==
 
==.dta==
 
Stata
 
Stata
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==.gz==
 
==.gz==
 
Unarchiver (Mac only)
 
Unarchiver (Mac only)
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
 
=H=
 
=H=
 
=I=
 
=I=
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=P=
 
=P=
 
==.pdf==
 
==.pdf==
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Portable Document Format
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===Program===
 
Adobe
 
Adobe
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===Status===
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Proprietary
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===Ideal Format===
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Text: .txt
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Graph: ???
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Image: .jpg
 
==.phy==
 
==.phy==
 
Source's collision model
 
Source's collision model
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Unarchiver (Mac only)
 
Unarchiver (Mac only)
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
 
==.tar.gz==
 
==.tar.gz==
 
7zip (PC only)
 
7zip (PC only)
  
 
Unarchiver (Mac only)
 
Unarchiver (Mac only)
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
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==.tgz==
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Variant of .tar.gz
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===Program===
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7zip (PC only)
  
==.tgz==
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Unarchiver (Mac only)
Unarchiver
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
 
==.txt==
 
==.txt==
 
Text file
 
Text file
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary
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===Ideal Format===
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.txt
 
==.tre==
 
==.tre==
 
TreView
 
TreView
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=V=
 
=V=
 
==.vcf==
 
==.vcf==
(Variant Call Format)
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Variant Call Format
 
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===Program===
 
IGV
 
IGV
  
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=X=
 
=X=
 
==.xls==
 
==.xls==
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Spreadsheet
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===Program===
 
Microsoft Excel (1997-2003)
 
Microsoft Excel (1997-2003)
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===Status===
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Proprietary
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===Ideal Format===
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.csv
 
==.xlsx==
 
==.xlsx==
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Spreadsheet
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===Program===
 
Microsoft Excel (2007-)
 
Microsoft Excel (2007-)
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===Status===
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Nonproprietary, patented
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===Ideal Format===
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.csv
 
=Y=
 
=Y=
 
=Z=
 
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Revision as of 12:39, 20 August 2013

Add any unusual file formats here along with the programs that can be used to open, view, or edit the files. Many of these file types are viewable as plain text using Text Edit or Notepad.

This list is alphabetical by file extension.

Several of these programs can be used through UNC's Virtual Lab found here

For lists of nonproprietary formats based on data type, see this wikipedia article.

For summary of file formats based on file type, see here.

A

.ale

Avid (ASCII)

B

C

.csv

Comm-separated values

Status

Nonproprietary

Ideal Format

.csv

D

.dat

Matlab

.doc

Text document

Program

Microsoft Word (1997-2003)

Status

Proprietary

Ideal Format

.txt

.docx

Text document

Program

Microsoft Word (2007-)

Status

Nonproprietary, patented

Ideal Format

.txt

.dta

Stata

Can be converted using StatTransfer

E

.eps

(Encapsulated PostScript Image File) Preview

F

.faa

FASTA

.fas

FASTA

.fasta

FASTA

.fastq

FASTA

.fq

FASTA

G

.geneious

Geneious

.gph

Stata

.gz

Unarchiver (Mac only)

Status

Nonproprietary

H

I

.inp

ArcGIS

J

.jpg

(Image file)

Preview (Mac only)

K

L

log

Stata

SAS

M

.m

Matlab

.mat

Matlab

.mnb

(Math Notebook)

Adobe

Wolfram CDF Player

.mxd

ArcGIS (PC Only)

Available through UNC's Virtual Lab

contact Phil McDaniel (GIS Librarian @ Davis for questions)

philip_mcdaniel@unc.edu

N

.nex

Nexus (ASCII)

.nxs

Nexus (ASCII)

O

.odp

OpenOffice Presentation

.ods

OpenOffice Spreadsheet

.odt

OpenOffice Text

P

.pdf

Portable Document Format

Program

Adobe

Status

Proprietary

Ideal Format

Text: .txt

Graph: ???

Image: .jpg

.phy

Source's collision model

Q

R

.r

R

.rar

UnRarX

.rdata

R

.rtf

Rich text format

S

.sam

SamTools

.sas

SAS

Can be converted using StatTransfer

.sff

SFF Workbench (PC only)

.shp

ArcGIS (PC only)

Available through UNC's Virtual Lab

contact Phil McDaniel (GIS Librarian @ Davis for questions)

philip_mcdaniel@unc.edu

.smcl

Stata

(Alternate extension for .log files)

.spv

SPSS

Can also be converted using StatTransfer

T

.tar

7zip (PC only)

Unarchiver (Mac only)

Status

Nonproprietary

.tar.gz

7zip (PC only)

Unarchiver (Mac only)

Status

Nonproprietary

.tgz

Variant of .tar.gz

Program

7zip (PC only)

Unarchiver (Mac only)

Status

Nonproprietary

.txt

Text file

Status

Nonproprietary

Ideal Format

.txt

.tre

TreView

U

V

.vcf

Variant Call Format

Program

IGV

SamTools

W

X

.xls

Spreadsheet

Program

Microsoft Excel (1997-2003)

Status

Proprietary

Ideal Format

.csv

.xlsx

Spreadsheet

Program

Microsoft Excel (2007-)

Status

Nonproprietary, patented

Ideal Format

.csv

Y

Z