Blast and fasta, what's the difference?

Leonard N. Bloksberg Bloksber at
Thu Nov 25 00:09:00 EST 1993

In Article <1993Nov24.200507.14929 at> "Jim Owens <jow at>" says:
> 1) Blast on the (US) National Library of Medicine computer
> (blast at
> 2) fasta on the GCG package on a local UNIX machine
> 3) MacVector search of a database on a local Macintosh
> Is there a FAQ for laymen that explains the advantages and disadvantages
> of BLAST vs. fasta searches?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jim Owens
> ____________________________________________________
> The Secretary denies any knowledge of my activities.
I have the exact same setup, and would like to know the same answer.  Please
post a summary or email  me the answer you get.  Thanks.
	Leonard N. Bloksberg
	Bloksber at

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