I am an Applications Specialist supporting the ALF/ALFexpress
product line for Pharmacia Biotech. In response to your question, the
Staden format (now commonly known as SCF) has been supported as an output
option from our software for some time. Our original OS/2-based software
package, ALF Manager, could export the original Staden format curves. The
Staden format has gone through considerable revision and the latest
version (#3, I think) is now an export option of our current Win95-based
sequencing software, ALFwin.
You may also be interested in a neat utility called Chromas from
Conor MacCarthy which reads SCF and some other format curves. Chromas is
If I can be of further assistance please get in touch.
Marc Goldstein, Ph.D.
Pharmacia Biotech, Inc.
CA: 1-800-992-5023, 5057
In article <E8uvwE.IHM at ecf.toronto.edu>, yuwaraj at ecf.toronto.edu says...
>> Greetings everyone!
>> I am looking for information on the 'Standard Chromatogram Format'.
> Could someone kindly point me to some sources? I am interested in
> converting ALF data files (obtained from the Pharmacia sequencers)
> to SCF. I would also like to convert non-standard file formats (in
> the future) to SCF.
> I am trying to develop some post processing routines and availability
> of one standard format would immensely simplify my code development.
>> Please send responses to thas at ibme.utoronto.ca>> I will compile the responses and post them in this newsgroup.