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What are SOFT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SOFT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SOFT files.

What is a SOFT file?

A .SOFT file is a Simple Omnibus Format In Text file.

Gene Expression Ombibus (GEO) is a worldwide public repository that stores and freely distributes research community-submitted microarray, next-generation sequencing, and other kinds of high-throughput functional genomics data.

Submissions are welcomed in Simple Omnibus Format in Text (SOFT) format, which is intended for bulk data submission. Because SOFT is a basic line-based, plain text format, SOFT files may be easily created from conventional spreadsheet and database programs.

A single SOFT file may include both data tables and descriptive metadata for several Platforms, Samples, and/or Series entries.

How to open SOFT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SOFT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SOFT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single SOFT opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 11, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SOFT files. Remember, different programs may use SOFT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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