Files with the file extension DATA are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. DATA files are most commonly related to Analysis Studio, but they can also be associated with Adobe Soundtooth, CoreSIF, or SAM. DATA files contain information related to the program that created them.
If DATA files are created by Analysis Studio, the files are a text file type that contains data which pertains to SQL (Structured Query Language) server databases. Analysis Studio is an application specifically designed for data mining and statistical analysis. DATA files created by this program will contain data from a variety of different sources.
DATA files related to Adobe Soundtooth are an audio file type that contains data related to video, including images, video clips, codecs, audio files, and other data related to video editing. Adobe Soundtooth is a video editing program created by Adobe Systems.
If DATA files are associated with CoreSIF, the files are a data file type in which the information is stored in a structured format. This type of file contains database structures, tables, charts, fields, and mathematical calculations, in addition to other information that is typically used in a database environment.
DATA files created by SAM are a data file type that contains information related to nucleotide sequences which are used in the field of science and biology. SAM stands for Sequence Alignment Map and is an open source application used for sorting and merging nucleotide data.
How to Open DATA Files
If you are unsure about the origin of a DATA file, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program. Since DATA files can be associated with a wide variety of programs, you may have an appropriate program installed on your PC that will open DATA files.
If the file is associated with Analysis Studio and you use Windows, you can open it using Microsoft Excel 2010, which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications. You can also use Appricon Analysis Studio, which is statistical analysis software and is available as a trial version download from the Appricon website.
For Mac OS X, you can open DATA statistical analysis files using Matlab, which is designed for mathematical algorithms and scientific prototyping. You can also use NFTS for Mac OS X, which allows you to open and view DATA files.
DATA files created by Adobe Soundtooth can be opened using Nero Burning Rom 6 for Windows or Adobe Flash Player. You can also use Adobe Soundtooth CS5 to open and edit this type of file. For Mac OS X, you can open DATA files using iTunes for Mac or Mocha for After Effects.
If the DATA file extension was created by CoreSIF and you use Windows, you can open the file with Microsoft Excel 2010 or WinRAR. For Mac OS X, this type of DATA file can be opened using GURPS Character Sheet or by using CoreSIF, which is a multiplatform structured storage system for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
SAM DATA files can be opened using SAMtools, which is multiplatform and available as an open source download on the SourceForget.net website.