Smithies, Russell | 18 Apr 21:52 2013
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Re: Taxa Id from blast report

I agree they have finally listened and added features requested by users but I've been suggesting they have
a compressed output format available from eutils or genbank for years but have made no headway ;- (
What's so hard about gzip'ping the output? I'm sure it would go a long way toward solving all the problems we
get with truncated replies from queries!!

--Russell

-----Original Message-----
From: bioperl-l-bounces <at> lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-bounces <at> lists.open-bio.org] On
Behalf Of Fields, Christopher J
Sent: Friday, 19 April 2013 6:26 a.m.
To: Peter Cock
Cc: bioperl-l <at> lists.open-bio.org; shalu sharma; shalabh sharma
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Taxa Id from blast report

On Apr 18, 2013, at 11:48 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock <at> googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM, shalabh sharma 
> <shalabh.sharma7 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Peter,
>>       Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. I wanted these things 
>> implemented in blast from long time.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Shalabh
> 
> Me too. You can get the descriptions from the plain text BLAST or XML 
> output already of course, but they're not so nice to work with.
> 
> Peter

NCBI has been much more receptive of user input over the last several years, much more so than in the past.  I
understand the reasoning for dropping BLAST support (though there were definitely needless bumps in
that process).

chris

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