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  • meme

    meme - 2007-04-05

    I am working on a  string  processing project in which I have to compare a small string lets say a 5 char string to 10MB txt file and I have to repeat the process
    for say 1 millon other 5 char strings .
    So my question is which metric should I use for best performance and time

    • ReverendSam

      ReverendSam - 2007-04-10

      This sounds like the ideal job for FAST/BLAST (not currently in SimMetrics, but if someone wants to add it I would be greatfull!!!). This is based typically (not always) upon smithwaterman but is optermised for processing shorter string segments against larger ones (e.g. a gene portion against a entire genome). For the time being I would either try to use FAST/BLAST implementations or utilising an extension of smith waterman.

      Hope this helps


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