About EagleView

EagleView is an information-rich viewer for next-generation genome assembles with data integration capability. EagleView can display a dozen different types of information including base qualities, machine specific trace signals, and genome feature annotations. It provides an easy way for inspecting visually the quality of a genome assembly and validating polymorphism candidate sites (e.g., SNPs) reported by polymorphism discovery tools. It can also facilitate data interpretation and hypothesis generation. EagleView is a multi-platform application developed with C++ and is available for all three major platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.


Key Features

  • fast and memory efficient
  • genome annotation integration
  • pin-point view of machine-specific signals
  • pin-point view of base quality
  • pin-point view of read id and strand
  • distinct mark for discrepancy sites
  • navigation by read id and contig id
  • data utility tools included
  • navigation by genomic features or user defined locations
  • zooming and printing capability
  • navigation by both unpadded and padded positions
  • customizable font and color for viewer


EagleView is freely available to the public, and the latest version (v2.2) can be downloaded at the following links.

Linux OS

MS Windows

Mac OS X

EagleView should be cited as
Weichun Huang and Gabor T Marth, EagleView: a genome assembly viewer for next-generation sequencing technologies, Genome Res.,June 11, 2008, 10.1101/gr.076067.108

Installation instruction

  1. MS Windows Distributions

    • Package: A single binary installer for either 32 or 64-bit system (XP or Vista).
    • Installation: Double click EagleView installer and simply follow its instructions.
    • Launch: EagleView can launch from either Windows program menu or its shortcut at your Desktop
  2. Linux Distributions

    • Package: EagleView is distributed as a tar.gz package for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux systems.
    • Installation: Simply extract EagleView tar.gz by the following command: tar xvfz EagleView-*.tar.gz
    • Launch: Enter your extraction directory, and issue the following command at your Linux terminal window: ./bin/EagleView &
  3. Apple Mac Distribution

  • Package: EagleView Mac version is available for Mac OS X 10.4 or later with Intel CPU. The distribution is a disk image containing Mac OS X installation Package
  • Installation: You need to have the administrator privileges to install EagleView. Installation is done by double clicking EagleView Installer the disk image
  • Launch: Double click EagleView application at /Applications/eagleview. The data tools for EagleView should be used in the terminal window.

Datasets for Examples and Tests


Clarice R. Weinberg, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-3697
[email protected]