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NEXUS tree file
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TreView
 
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Can be opened in TextEdit/Notepad
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Revision as of 06:22, 22 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

NEXUS tree file

Program

TreView

Opening

Can be opened in TextEdit/Notepad

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

.zip

Compressed file(s)

Program

7zip (PC only)

Unarchiver (Mac only)

Status

Nonproprietary, patented