NCBI fasta format [was: Re: [Bioperl-l] loading data into bioperl-db]

Aaron J Mackey ajm6q at
Sat Jun 7 13:13:04 EDT 2003

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> > Right; the SeqProcessor route is very powerful, and can easily handle
> > this task.  But isn't that overkill for this?
> And BTW why do you think this to be overkill? -hilmar

I meant that it's a bit much to ask a newcomer to BioPerl to write their
own SeqProcessor to do this relatively simple thing.  This is one of those
"simple to use" vs "powerful enough to do real work" tensions we run into
so often.


 Aaron J Mackey
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 University of Virginia
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