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Fasta is a set of tools for biological sequence analysis including programs for library search, local homology, FASTA package provides a modular set of sequence comparison programs that can run on conventional single processor computers or in parallel on multiprocessor computers. Seven different programs: fasta3, fastx3, fasty3, tfastx3, tfasty3, tfasta3, and ssearch3; are currently available.

All of the comparison programs share a set of basic command line options; additional options are available for individual comparison functions.

Current Version:   31t10

License Type:   Free for Non-Commercial Use

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX (only serial version for Linux, there is a makefile.linux in the source distribution)

Software/Hardware Requirements:

PVM for parallel version

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