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Table 4 Compression of Quality Scores: Blue color represents original file size

From: MZPAQ: a FASTQ data compression tool

Dataset Method Compression size (MB) Compression ratio
SRR554369 Original blue167.4  
  gzip 64.7 2.59
  bzip2 57.6 2.91
  LZMA 57.0 2.94
  Leon 64.6 2.59
  SCALCE 52.0 3.22
  Slimfastq green47.8 green3.50
  LFQC 47.6 3.52
SRR327342 Original blue962.3  
  gzip 428.6 2.25
  bzip2 405.8 2.37
  LZMA 383.5 2.51
  Leon 429.1 2.24
  SCALCE 349.3 2.75
  Slimfastq green334.9 green2.87
  LFQC 332.0 2.89
MH0001 Original blue523.8  
  gzip 184.4 2.84
  bzip2 173.5 3.02
  LZMA 165.9 3.16
  Leon 183.9 2.85
  SCALCE 297.5 1.76
  Slimfastq green144.8 green3.62
  LFQC 142.3 3.68
SRR1284073 Original blue649.6  
  gzip 308.7 2.10
  bzip2 283.6 2.29
  LZMA green280.5 green2.32
  Leon 308.6 2.10
  SCALCE N/A N/A
  Slimfastq N/A N/A
  LFQC 250.7 2.59
SRR870667 Original blue7,546.1  
  gzip 3021.5 2.50
  bzip2 2780.7 2.71
  LZMA 2668.8 2.83
  Leon 3022.4 2.50
  SCALCE 2365.0 3.19
  Slimfastq green2281.7 green3.31
  LFQC 2259.9 3.34
ERR174310 Original blue21,173.1  
  gzip 8525.8 2.48
  bzip2 7439.9 2.85
  LZMA 7397.0 2.86
  Leon 8533.3 2.48
  SCALCE 6738.0 3.14
  Slimfastq green6295.0 green3.36
  LFQC 6103.0 3.47
  1. Best results are bold faced and second to best are colored green. N/A refers to unsuccessful cases