Flip 2.0 (an orf finder/translator) is available

Nicolas Brossard brossard at bch.umontreal.ca
Tue Jan 19 15:05:32 EST 1999


Flip 2.0


WHAT IS FLIP
------------

 Flip is a Unix C program used to find/translate orfs. Flip translates 
and reformats DNA sequences. The produced output files can be used by 
other programs such as BBLAST (Pierre Rioux, 1994, a batch version of 
BLAST (Altschul et al, J. Mol.Biol. 215, 403-410), FASTA (W. Pearson, 
Methods enzymol. 183, 63-68), NIP (Queen & Korn, Nucl. Acids Res., 12, 
581-599) for further analysis.


LATEST VERSION
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The most recent verison of flip is flip 2.0. Changes from version 1.9
include:

 - Fixed memory allocation bug that made flip crash on empty
   contigs

 - Added command line switches:

    -n: number each header in flip's output files to facilitate result
        browsing

    -F: modifies slightly the format of some of the output files of flip


HOW DO I GET IT ? 
-----------------

The latest version of the flip package can always be obtained by ftp 
at the address:

  ftp://megasun.bch.umontreal.ca/pub/flip/flip.tar.Z

Flip's complete documentation can be fetched by ftp from:

  ftp://megasun.bch.umontreal.ca/pub/flip/flip.doc

flip.doc is included in flip's distribution. 


REQUIREMENTS
------------

- In order to compile the source code, you need a Unix C compiler 
  (either gcc or cc).


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