BIOM file format description

Many people share .biom files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .biom file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .biom files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.biom - Biological Observation Matrix Data

The BIOM data files are related to QIIME. The BIOM file is a Biological Observation Matrix Data. The BIOM file format is designed to be a general-use format for representing biological sample by observation contingency tables.

Data files
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Biological Observation Matrix Data related extensions:
Tekla Structures Exported Data
EASE SpeakerLab GLL Configuration Data
SWAT Watershed Water Quality Input
Lookout Direct Security Data
Homeportal SW1000 Firmware Recovery Data
SketchUp Custom Location Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .biom file extension. Even harmful programs can create .biom files. Be especially cautious with .biom files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .biom file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .biom file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bim, bio, bom, iom

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Omniscope IOM Data
Bosch VisualMotion IO Mapper Data
Cadence OrCAD Bill of Materials Data
OS/2 Warp Bios Data
Bytessence InstallMaker Data
Infinity Engine Character Biography Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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