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Table 5 Compression ratios of evaluated tools

From: MZPAQ: a FASTQ data compression tool

Dataset SRR554369 SRR327342 MH0001 SRR1284073 SRR870667 ERR174310
Gzip 3.16 3.87 3.89 2.40 3.43 2.96
Bzip2 3.74 4.67 4.82 2.83 4.06 3.62
LZMA 4.99 5.47 5.15 2.84 4.40 3.67
Leon 5.48 7.13 6.45 2.73 5.08 3.95
SCALCE 5.97 7.96 6.32 N/A 6.20 4.98
Slimfastq 5.87 7.66 7.07 N/A 6.00 4.88
LFQC 7.02 8.06 7.18 3.22 N/A N/A
MZPAQ 7.04 8.49 7.98 3.22 6.27 5.00
  1. N/A refers to unsuccessful compression
  2. The values in bold typeface represent the best performance