Non - Integer Matrix Values?

mathog at mathog at
Mon Oct 13 13:27:29 EST 1997

In article <343fd1f2.6732077 at>, cmayor at (Chris Mayor) writes:
>Does anyone know of a sequence alignment program that does not require
>integer values for similarity matrices?

No, but you could obtain the same effect by scaling the matrix up by a
factor of 10 or 100 and adjusting the matrix values out into the extra
significant digits.  Just don't forget to adjust all of the other weights
up by the same factor! 


David Mathog
mathog at
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 

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