In article <etdvglzf04l.fsf at lola-granola.mit.edu>,
Alex <new_name at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> I guess there is probably a good hash function out there that hashes
>> the 64 codons, which I assume is the fastest way to do translation.
>>I think a 4x4x4 lookup table is faster, actually.
I agree. I have some C code which uses this method (in fact, two 4x4x4
tables) to translate all six reading frames in a single pass over the
input DNA sequence (no reverse complementation step is therefore
necessary). I think it's pretty much as fast as I can make it.
It's part of my tpatterns program, which you can download from my web
Hope you find it useful.