[BiO BB] CD-HIT project started at Bioinformatics.Org !

Dan Bolser dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 19 14:31:23 EST 2004

Weizhong Li has moved his popular cd-hit software to bioinformatics.org
and created a new open source project!

cd-hit is used in a wide variety of applications, helping many people
quickly and efficiently create non-redundant sequence databases at high
sequence identity. Now the software is *open* for community development -
which means you too can help improve this already excellent package!

We are looking for developers and researchers of all experience levels

* Make cd-hit compatible with existing sequence IO libraries, to expand
the range of allowed input formats.

* Develop a range of useful output formats, including XML.

* Package cd-hit with gnu configure utilities to expand the range of
platforms for which cd-hit can be reliably used.

* Research the all important sequence clustering benchmark 'sub project'
of cd-hit, working to develop rigorous measures of sensitivity,
selectivity and optimisation for a range of clustering tools and

* Begin to KO the few existing bugs in the cd-hit bug list.

Also, if you use cd-hit, we would like to know!

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