[Bioperl-l] FYI: interesting stuff in BLAST 2.2.24 release announcement

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Aug 24 12:17:17 EDT 2010


Very interesting additions to BLAST+ (archive format).  


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> From: mcginnis <mcginnis at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>
> Date: August 24, 2010 10:46:50 AM CDT
> To: NLM/NCBI List blast-announce <blast-announce at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>
> Subject: [blast-announce] Correction: BLAST 2.2.24 release announcement
> A new version of the stand-alone applications is available.
> Users are encouraged to use the BLAST+ applications available at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/blast+/LATEST/
> This release includes a number of bug fixes as well as new features for the BLAST+ applications:
> * Introduce BLAST Archive format to permit reformatting of stand-alone BLAST searches with the blast_formatter(see BLAST+ user manual) 
> * Added the blast_formatter application (see BLAST+ user manual)
> * Added support for translated subject soft masking in the BLAST databases
> * Added support for the BLAST Trace-back operations (btop) output format
> * Added command line options to blastdbcmd for listing available BLAST databases
> * Improved performance of formatting of remote BLAST searches
> * Use a consistent exit code for out of memory conditions
> * Fixed bug in indexed megablast with multiple space-separated BLAST databases
> * Fixed bugs in legacy_blast.pl, blastdbcmd, rpsblast, and makeblastdb
> * Fixed Windows installer for 64-bit installations
> BLAST+ applications, as well as the legacy C applications (e.g. blastall), may be downloaded from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/Blast.cgi?CMD=Web&PAGE_TYPE=BlastDocs&DOC_TYPE=Download

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