.GAL File Extension

GenePix Array List File

GAL stands for GenePix Array List. GAL files contain data describing size, position of blocks, layout of features, and names of printed substances. GAL files are used by GenePix, an acquisition and ...

General Information

Title GAL File Extension
Extension .gal
Full Form GenePix Array List File
File Type Data File
Developer Molecular Devices
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store microarray data
Additional Functions Guide DNA analysis
Features Text-based, Structured

File Characteristics

Quality High precision
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Genomics Research Yes
DNA Profiling Yes
Biomedical Studies Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data leakage
Best Practices Data encryption, Access controls

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 2000s
Latest Version Varies by software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .gpr, .txt, .csv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GenePix Pro Commercial Windows
ArrayVision Commercial Windows
R Package Free Windows, Mac, Linux