[BiO BB] WU-Blast vs BLAST?
Theodore H. Smith
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Fri Dec 9 06:54:42 EST 2005
I have a question regarding the use of WU-Blast vs BLAST.
If WU-BLAST is much faster and slightly more accurate than BLAST, why
aren't more people using WU-BLAST? Why isn't NCBI offering a WU-BLAST
search in place of it's BLAST search?
1) Inertia due to having to upgrade and rehabilitate systems to be
2) WU-BLAST not offering something BLAST does?
3) Having to retrain people, or people being resistant to change?
4) Some kind of legal restriction?
5) Something else?
I am curious on the matter. I am just an ordinary researcher, not
anyone associated with Washington University, actually I live in
London UK :)
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