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Re: Bug#745847: ITP: perm -- efficient mapping of short reads with periodic spaced seeds

[Debian Med list in CC]
Hi Marc,

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 09:57:23AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:53:01 +0200, Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>
> wrote:
> >  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.

Kind regards



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