[Bio-software] Re: CAD gene?
mathog at caltech.edu
Mon Apr 24 10:26:54 EST 2006
Ron Peck wrote:
> I have a bunch of DNA sequence files that I need to examine.
> Unfortunately, they are in the format of a Mac program, "CAD Gene",
> from a company called Scivision which is long defunct.
First open a copy of the file with any text editor - if you're
lucky it's a text format, in which case you can easily
extract the sequence part with the editor. If not, try a binary dump of
the data files and see if you can spot the sequence. For instance, on
od -c yourfile
If that turns up the data you need either edit the output of the above
command to recover the sequence, use a binary editor (google for some),
or use binary dump tools like my datasniffer and mdump programs, part of:
to extract the data by offset and size.
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