[ssml] Re: [Bioclusters] mpiBLAST and NCBI Blast? BioseqFindFunc: couldn't uncache

Kevin Karplus karplus at soe.ucsc.edu
Fri Sep 10 09:33:54 EDT 2004

Joseph Landman wrote
> Hmm.  Does it impact the output data you need (actual alignment 
> information), or are you after parameters and computational "side 
> effects" (bit scores, E-values,...)

Careful of your assumptions here!  For many of us the E-values and IDs
arethe only useful data out of BLAST, with the alignments being so
poor as to be discarded.  This is a common enough usage of blast that
there is even an output format for it (-m 9 is the format I use).

Kevin Karplus 	karplus at soe.ucsc.edu	http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~karplus
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