[Bioperl-l] dealing with large files

Dave Messina David.Messina at sbc.su.se
Thu Dec 20 11:26:17 EST 2007

On 12/20/07, Stefano Ghignone <ste.ghi at libero.it> wrote:
> I was wandering if, working with so big FILE, should be better first index
> the database, than query it formatting the sequences as one want...

Agreed, but only if you want to randomly access sequences within the file. I
believe the original poster intends to do something with every sequence in
the big file, in which case streaming the file is likely to be much faster.


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