Question: strsplit method for DNAStringSet objects
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20 months ago by
jma199130 wrote:

Is there a strsplit method for DNAStringSet objects? I have a DNAStringSet object generated from the readFastq function (ShortRead package). In the middle of my reads is a barcode which I would like to use to split the reads into two reads (effectively treating the split read as paired-end reads).

ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago by Hervé Pagès ♦♦ 13k • written 20 months ago by jma199130

The DNAStringSet object sequences can be convert to a character vector to be used in strsplit.  For instance:

sp <- SolexaPath(system.file('extdata', package='ShortRead'))
rfq <- readFastq(analysisPath(sp), pattern="s_1_sequence.txt")
strsplit(as.character(id(rfq)), split="_1_1_1_")
strsplit(as.character(sread(rfq)), split="CGCG")
ADD REPLYlink modified 20 months ago • written 20 months ago by shepherl ♦♦ 890

Ah so simple, silly me. Thanks for the answer.

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by jma199130
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20 months ago by
Hervé Pagès ♦♦ 13k
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Hervé Pagès ♦♦ 13k wrote:


I just added an strsplit method for XStringSet objects to the Biostrings packages. So you shouldn't need to convert to character vector anymore before calling strsplit(). This conversion can be expensive for an XStringSet object with tens of millions of sequences in it.

It's in Biostrings 2.43.8 (BioC devel only), which will propagate and become available via biocLite() in the next 24 hours or so.



ADD COMMENTlink written 20 months ago by Hervé Pagès ♦♦ 13k

That's fantastic, thank you very much. I'll test when it becomes available.

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by jma199130
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