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Will PERL let me do this?
I have another question now.
I read somewhere a little while ago that the PERL programming language is a small efficient language used for text manipulation.
In my summer project, I need to take a long sequence of DNA, which is about 3000 characters long
(i.e. AGCCTAGTTAGCCCGAGCTCGGAGCGAGCTATGAG... etc)
And split it up into 21 character long fragments, but each fragment must be shifted over one character. So for example, if I had the sequence
The sequences I would need would be
...and so on.
(I used the X as a reference point so you could see how I need to shift each segment over by one nucleotide)
Then, once all of these are generated, I need to put a little id tag above each of them so it looks like
... and so on.
Then I would save this file and proceed to use it.
Now, by NO MEANS am I asking someone to make this script for me, I just want to know
A) Will PERL allow me to do this
B) What are some useful starting links/tutorials to learn this language for the purpose I want to use it for?
Thanks a bunch guys, hopefully I'm not asking too much