BasePlayer is developed by Riku Katainen in Aaltonen lab - Tumor Genomics Group, University of Helsinki. The software is based on its unpublished predecessor, RikuRator, which was programmed during 2009-2015 and which is utilized in many high-level publications (see bottom of the page).

Who is BasePlayer for?

BasePlayer is designed for life-science researchers and research groups without significant computing capacity or skills. The efficiency and versatility of BasePlayer make it also very useful tool for large groups with bioinformatics team and huge amount of data. Whether you are a scripting wizard or not, give it a try!

Citing us:

See the BasePlayer manuscript at Nature Protocols


The software is under GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3, 19 November 2007. Htsjdk Java package and BigWig reader are under MIT license and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), respectively.

Source code

Available at BasePlayer project page on GitHub


BasePlayer/RikuRator has been utilized at least in following publications: