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FASTA Splitter

FASTA Splitter is a perl script that divides a large FASTA file into a set of smaller equally sized files.

It can be used to get parallelization from tools that are normally serial, but repeat the same operation on each sequence in a fasta file. It can also be used for threaded tools that repeat the same operation on each sequence in a fasta file, but do not do scale beyond 16 threads.

FASTA Splitter was written by Kirill Kryukov in Saitou lab, NIG.






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To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help fasta-splitter


To see what versions of FASTA-splitter are available type

module avail fasta-splitter


To use FASTA-Splitter, include a command like this in your batch script to load the FASTA-splitter module:

module load fasta-splitter

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help fasta-splitter command.