BLAST output size

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Thu Sep 12 11:50:00 EST 1991

>         On an unrelated topic, are there any plans by the people who
> maintain the GenBank server to provide a means to restrict the amount of
> output that BLAST returns?

We have implemented a mail split program which will cut messages down
to 100kb each and send them in series. This should be installed on the
server soon.  We have not had time yet to investigate alternate ways
of cutting off BLAST input, but may implement something along the
lines of our FASTA server to specify the number of alignments in the
output (we want to avoid having to modify the original program if at
all possible).  We may also need to collect some stats on how large
the typical output file is before proceeding with this.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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