alistat - show statistics for a multiple alignment file
reads a multiple sequence alignment from the file
in any supported format (including SELEX, GCG MSF, and
CLUSTAL), and shows a number of simple statistics about it.
These statistics include the name of the format,
the number of sequences, the total number of residues,
the average and range of the sequence lengths, the
alignment length (e.g. including gap characters).
Also shown are some percent identities. A percent
pairwise alignment identity is defined as
(idents / MIN(len1, len2))
is the number of exact identities
are the unaligned lengths of the two
sequences. The "average percent identity",
"most related pair", and "most unrelated pair"
of the alignment are the average, maximum, and
minimum of all
(N)(N-1)/2 pairs, respectively.
The "most distant seq" is calculated by finding
the maximum pairwise identity (best relative) for all N sequences,
then finding the minimum of these N numbers (hence,
the most outlying sequence).
Show additional verbose information: a table with one line per
sequence showing name, length, and its highest and lowest pairwise
identity. These lines are prefixed with a * character to enable
them out and sorting them. For example,
alistat -a foo.slx | grep * | sort -n +3
gives a ranked list of the most distant sequences
in the alignment.
Incompatible with the
Fast; use a sampling method to estimate the average %id.
When this option is chosen,
doesn't show the other three pairwise identity numbers.
This option is useful for very large alignments, for
which the full (N)(N-1) calculation of all pairs would
be prohibitive (e.g. Pfam's GP120 alignment, with over
10,000 sequences). Incompatible with the
Print brief help; includes version number and summary of
all options, including expert options.
be quiet - suppress the verbose header (program name, release number
and date, the parameters and options in effect).
(Babelfish). Autodetect and read a sequence file format other than the
default (FASTA). Almost any common sequence file format is recognized
(including Genbank, EMBL, SWISS-PROT, PIR, and GCG unaligned sequence
formats, and Stockholm, GCG MSF, and Clustal alignment formats). See
the printed documentation for a complete list of supported formats.
Specify that the sequence file is in format
rather than the default FASTA format.
Common examples include Genbank, EMBL, GCG,
PIR, Stockholm, Clustal, MSF, or PHYLIP;
see the printed documentation for a complete list
of accepted format names.
This option overrides the default format (FASTA)
Babelfish autodetection option.
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