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FAM file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.fam - Falcon Compiled Module

The FAM development files are related to Falcon. FAM file is a Falcon Compiled Module. Falcon is an open source, multi-paradigm programming language.

Development files
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Falcon Compiled Module related extensions:
Falcon Script
Falcon Template Document
Falcon Translation
Falcon Translation Template

.fam - PLINK Individual Information File

The FAM data files are related to PLINK. FAM file is a PLINK Individual Information File. PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner.

Data files
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PLINK Individual Information File related extensions:
PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table
PLINK Extended MAP File
PLINK Cluster Membership File
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel 2x2xK Test Report
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel IxJxK Test Report
PLINK Segmental Copy Number Variant Data

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

Can't open a .fam 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 .fam file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

fma, eam, fm, vam, afm, ram, fzm, fan, fak, cam, am, tam, gam, fqm, fal

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Sybase PowerDesigner Enterprise Architecture Model
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Operating systems

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

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