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GDC | Robust relative compression of genomes with random access

A utility designed for compression of genome collections from the same species. The amount of such collections can be huge, e.g., a few (or tens) of gigabytes, so a need for a robust data compression tool is clear. Universal compression programs like gzip or bzip2 might be used for this purpose, but it is obvious that a specialized tool can work much better, since a universal compressor does not use the properties of such data sets, e.g., long approximate repetitions at long distances.

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Genome Differential Compressor
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GNU General Public License version 2.0

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Institute of Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland; Department of Computer Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Funding source(s)

The Polish National Science Centre under the project DEC-2011/03/B/ST6/01588; The infrastructure supported by POIG.02.03.01-24-099/13 grant: ‘GeCONiI—Upper Silesian Center for Computational Science and Engineering’

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