BedTool.head(n=10, as_string=False)[source]

Prints the first n lines or returns them if as_string is True

Note that this only opens the underlying file (gzipped or not), so it does not check to see if the file is a valid BED file.

>>> a = pybedtools.example_bedtool('a.bed')
>>> a.head(2) 
chr1    1       100     feature1        0       +
chr1    100     200     feature2        0       +