The Quilt catalog renders previews of the following file types. Whenever possible, Quilt streams the smallest possible subset of the data needed to generate the preview.
Previews are supported for uncompressed files as well as for gzip archives (.gz).

Plain text previews

Quilt can display any plaintext file format, including the following.
  • Most programming languages, with syntax highlighting (.cpp, .json, .js, .py, .sh, .sql, etc.)
  • Biological file formats (.bed, .cef, .gff, .fasta, .fastq, .sam, .pdbqt, .vcf, etc.)
  • Text files (.csv, .md, .readme, .tsv, .txt, etc.)

Chemical structures

The Quilt catalog uses the NGL Viewer library to render structures. By default, v3000 Molfiles are converted to v2000 by the JavaScript client for rendering.
The following file formats are supported:
  • Mol files (.mol, .mol2, .sdf)
  • .cif
  • .ent
  • .pdb

⚠ Warning: Previewing multiple molecules from a single .sdf file

Currently, the Quilt catalog does not support visualization of multiple molecules with titles from a single .sdf file.

Binary and special file format previews

  • Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
  • FCS Flow Cytometry files (.fcs)
  • Images (.gif, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, etc.)
  • Media (.mp4, .webm, .flac, .m2t, .mp3, .mp4, .ogg, .ts, .tsa, .tsv, .wav)
  • .ipynb (Jupyter and Voila dashboards)
  • .parquet