Re: Bug#745847: ITP: perm -- efficient mapping of short reads with periodic spaced seeds
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On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 09:57:23AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:53:01 +0200, Andreas Tille <email@example.com>
> > Description : efficient mapping of short reads with periodic spaced seeds
> > PerM is a software package which was designed to perform highly efficient
> > genome scale alignments for hundreds of millions of short reads produced by
> > the ABI SOLiD and Illumina sequencing platforms. Today PerM is capable of
> > providing full sensitivity for alignments within 4 mismatches for 50bp SOLID
> > reads and 9 mismatches for 100bp Illumina reads.
> I am sure that you know what this means.
Hmmm, you should not be too sure about this - I'm also struggling with
these terms a bit but I have at least some feeling about the text which
was copied by Tim from the website of the project.
> I don't. And even after
> reading for a third time I don't know whether this package may be
> useful for someone who will likely never align genome scales (assuming
> this has something to do with microbiology).
Thanks for this helpfull reality check. :-)
I wonder whether there is some volunteer to enhance this description a
bit from something which sais people not involved into bioinformatics
"this is not for you". On the other hand I wonder whether we will be
really able to deliver descriptions to any of our packages which are
understandable to any random reader who is not involved into this topic.