Talk:FASTQ sequence format
This description seems more like the qual format than what I read elsewhere about fastq.
fastq is a combined sequence and quality score file. The numeric quality scores are also binary/ascii encoded to save on size.
The POD for Bio::SeqIO::FASTQ has the correct description. This entry should be updated.
Agreed, but the format unfortunately isn't well-documented outside of the bit in our docs. --Chris Fields 12:04, 24 July 2007 (EDT)