NAME - Reports some statistics on a BED annotation file.

SYNOPSIS [options] [file]


-v, --version

Prints version information and exits.

-h, --help

Prints a short help message and exits.


Prints a detailed manual page and exits.

DESCRIPTION reads a BED formatted annotation file and prints some basic statistics. It counts the single annotations (``items") but also the bases covered by these items. ``Item bases" means the number of bases that are covered by the items (overlapping regions are not counted). ``Item total" is simply the sum of all items (overlapping regions are counted). Important: The BED file must be sorted for this program to work. You can use for this task.


 # some.bed

Sorts the file some.bed and prints statistics for it.


Stefan Washietl <>