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Re^3: Extract subset of sequences from a FASTA file

by InfiniteSilence (Curate)
on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:34 UTC ( #948663=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Extract subset of sequences from a FASTA file
in thread Extract subset of sequences from a FASTA file

I was going to disagree with you but I figured that I should try to download the BioPerl core and try this out. Well, that was something like 1/2 hour ago. Apparently the 'core' is stored on github rather than CPAN and that may be the problem. If I just want a handful of packages to solve a particular problem I probably should not have to download this huge thing. If I had known this before I probably would not have made this suggestion.

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