Information About Laj

Laj is a tool for viewing and manipulating the output from pairwise alignment programs such as blastz. It can display interactive dotplot, pip, and text representations of the alignments, a diagram showing the locations of exons and repeats, and annotation links to other web sites containing additional information about particular regions.

The program is written in Java in order to provide a graphical user interface that is portable across a variety of computer platforms; indeed its name stands for "Local Alignments with Java". Currently it exists in two forms, a stand-alone application and a web-based applet, with slightly different capabilities.

Applet demo:  using Sun's Java Plug-in | using your browser's default Java

The current Laj distribution package is available for download as a compressed zip archive, .

The following documentation files are included:

Cathy Riemer, March 2004