Graphs can be a good way to quickly get an overview of certain types of information. This is the case for the GC content in a sequence or the read coverage for example. The CLC Genomics Workbench offers two different tools that can create graph tracks from either a sequence or a read mapping. The two available tools are:

Graph tracks can also be created directly from the track view or track list view by right-clicking the track you wish to use as input, which will give access to the toolbox.

To understand what graph tracks are, we will look at an example. We will use the Create GC Content Graph tool to go into detail with one type of graph tracks.