gribskov at fcrfv1.ncifcrf.gov
Wed Nov 6 21:05:58 EST 1991
Steve Modena apparently had some difficulty in understanding
>In that last part there, what did he say? I've noticed that a certain
>biostatistician that I occasionally work with always talks in similar
>cryptobabble with me.
an earlier posting (whose name I don't recall)
>> The local alignment algorithm can locate matching segments within two
>>sequences. The non-intersecting alignment means the matchings in the
>>previous i local alignments will not be chosen as matching in the i+1 and
>>later local alignments if we want to find K local alignments.
For anyone who has followed the sequence alignment literature this
should be fairly clear. A non-intersecting alignment is one that shares
no pair of aligned characters (i.e. a matching) with the other
alignment. In other words, alignment i shares no matching with the i+1
or later local alignments. Like most scientific specialties, the
sequence alignment field uses a technical vocabulary that it greatly
helps to learn. This does not make it cryptobabble. Abuse rarely leads
to understanding (my opinion).
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