RNASeqReadSimulator is a set of scripts generating simulated RNA-Seq reads. It provides users a simple tool to generate RNA-Seq reads for research purposes, and a framework to allow experienced users to expand functions. RNASeqReadSimulator offers the following features:
- It allows users to randomly assign expression levels of transcripts and generate simulated single-end or paired-end RNA-Seq reads.
- It is able to generate RNA-Seq reads that have a specified positional bias profile.
- It is able to simulate random read errors from sequencing platforms.
- The simulator consists of a few simple Python scripts. All scripts are command line driven, allowing users to invoke and design more functions.