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Solved! (Was: trnascan execution time?)

Keith Robison robison1 at husc10.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 14 10:15:21 EST 1994

Thanks to Tim Littlejohn's kind help, I solved my problem with 
trnascan.  It really runs quite quickly (I searched about 800K of
data in less than 1/2 hour), or it runs infinitely if you forget
one important step. I got trnascan from the LANL mail server, and
it comes as one file in each mail message -- 2 C language files,
2 data files, and some documentation.  Of course, to get the
thing to compile you have to strip the mail headers from the
C files, so I compiled it an started it running.  and running.
and running. 

Carefully reading the above account, you will notice that I forgot
to strip the mail headers from the two data files.  Strip those
headers, and the program races through DNA.  Don't strip the
headers, and it runs forever.  A good object (or is it binary :-)
lesson for all us software developers.

Keith Robison
Harvard University
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI

krobison at nucleus.harvard.edu 


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