Importing Basic Text Files

A lot of genomics data is stored in comma- or tab-delimited ASCII text files or Excel spreadsheets. You can import these directly using standard JMP tools under File > Open or File > Import Multiple Files. After importing, you may need to do some standard operations such as transposing, transforming, reformatting, or rearranging. JMP has an extensive set of operations under the Tables, Rows, and Cols menus suitable for most common tasks.

Some genomics data is stored as text files, but with a special format, such as VCF or Series Matrix, or in a binary format such as IDAT. Specifics for these formats are available in subsequent sections.