What strategy for random accession of records in massive FASTA file?

Chris Lasher chris.lasher at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 16:22:33 EST 2005

>And besides, for long-term archiving purposes, I'd expect that zip et
>al on a character-stream would provide significantly better
>compression than a 4:1 packed format, and that zipping the packed
>format wouldn't be all that much more efficient than zipping the
>character stream.

This 105MB FASTA file is 8.3 MB gzip-ed.

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