Blue is a fast, accurate short-read error-correction tool based on k-mer consensus and context. It will correct both Illumina and 454-like data, and accepts sequence data files in both FASTQ and FASTA formats. Blue is made available under the General Public License and comes with absolutely no warranty. Blue is written in C# and runs natively on Windows, and with mono on Linux.

An article describing Blue was published on June 11 2014. Blue: correcting sequencing errors using consensus and context.


The latest version of Blue and related tools are available for download.

Version 1.1.3

Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.0

Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.0


For questions, comments and bug reports please contact Paul Greenfield.