[Bioclusters] Grid BLAST

Warren Gish gish at watson.wustl.edu
Mon Sep 26 14:36:57 EDT 2005

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> Subject: Re: [Bioclusters] Grid BLAST
> What are you using to merge the outputs ? (and to manage the stats...)

Everything found in the default human-readable WU BLAST report is available
in its tabular output (mformat=2 or 3), except the alignments themselves,
which are often not required in high-throughput situations.  The tabular
outputs can essentially be concatenated.  If necessary, the hits can be
sorted by E-value.  See http://blast.wustl.edu/blast/tabular.html for a
description of the format.

As for the statistics, they are unchanged by the dbslice option.  To obtain
the same statistics reported as when the entire database is searched,
nothing else needs to be done -- the database size does not need to be
specified on the command line when dbslice is used.


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