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Scripts for automating blasts

Frederic PLEWNIAK plewniak at igbmc.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Jun 20 08:24:12 EST 1996


Gordon MacPherson wrote:
> 
>  Does anyone have any scripts which automate blast searches with large numbers
> of sequence files?
> 
It's not quite scripts (it's a C program) but you might try to use DBWatcher if you
have an Unix box... It was designed to actually do automated blast searches with a
selection of sequences every day (well, in fact it checks whether there has been an
update since last search and doesn't do the search if there hasn't been any) and to 
report newly found similarities by e-mail. 
You can have it at  

            ftp://ftp-igbmc.u-strasbg.fr/pub/DBWatcher/dbwatcher.tar.Z 

and for more information you might read  

            ftp://ftp-igbmc.u-strasbg.fr/pub/DBWatcher/README.DBWatcher
  

Regards,
Fred



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