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FastQt is the clone of FastQC application ported from Java to C++/Qt5




An AppImage has been created and should work on recent Linux distribution.
Download the last release from here and run it as follow :

chmod +x fastqt-0.2.3-linux-x86_64.AppImage


There is an AUR package for Archlinux. Just get it from the AUR.


Windows installer and portable version are avaible here


Prerequisites - Install KArchive

On Linux, you need to install karchive before compiling FastQt.
From ubuntu >xenial you can install it from repositories :

 sudo apt install libkf5archive-dev

From fedora >= 24 you can install it from repositories :

sudo dnf install kf5-karchive-devel

From source :

git clone git://
cd extra-cmake-modules
mkdir build && cd build    
make && sudo make install
cd ../..
git clone git://
cd karchive
mkdir build && cd build 
sudo make install

** From Windows **
Nothing to do. Compiled library are avaible in win32 directory.

Install Qt >5.7

From website : Download Qt > 5.7 from
Don't forget to check QtChart module during installation.

From ubuntu : Qt 5.7 is not yet avaible with ubuntu. But you can add PPA to your software system. For exemple from xenial

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:beineri/opt-qt57-xenial
sudo apt-get install qt57base qt57charts-no-lgpl
source /opt/qt57/bin/

From fedora : Qt 5.7 is avaible

sudo dnf install qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtcharts-devel 

Compile FastQt

Be sure you have the correct version of Qt (>5.7) by using qmake --version. For exemple, if you have installed Qt from ppa:beineri, you will find it under /opt/qt57/bin/qmake. Then launch the compilation from FastQC folder as follow.

 /opt/qt57/bin/qmake --version
 sudo make install 


FastQt can analyse uncompress and compress fastq files. The following extensions are supported :

  • *.fastq
  • *.fastq.gz
  • *.fastq.xz
  • *.fastq.bz2

You can use FastQt as GUI application or as a Command Line Interface.

Some usage example :

fastqt file1.fastq # File is save in file1 directory
fastqt file1.fastq file2.fastq.gz file3.fastq.bzip # File save in file1 file 2 file3 directory
fastqt file1.fastq -o specific_path # Create specific directory for each file in specific_path
fastqt file1.fastq -t 2 # Fastqt run maximal two process this option is valid for GUI too

How to cite FastQt

Labsquare Team, et al (2017). FastQt: a quality control tool for high throughput sequence data. Available online at:

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