Talk:FASTA format

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FASTA file specifications

I didn't know how much of the FASTA file specifications were to be implemented (supported), so for the REXX example (version 2), I took what I could glean from the WIKI article and supported:

  • blank lines
  • lines that start with a semicolon [;]
  • lines that end with an asterisk [*]
  • data lines that contain blanks, tabs, and other whitespace

No attempt was made to format lines that contain     (vertical tabs, U+0000B) which can be used to specify multiple lines in one record. -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 20:17, 5 April 2013 (UTC)


I am dubious of the "quality of implementation" claim on the original page. Some laptops purchased last year had 32GB memory and many had 16GB. --Rdm (talk) 21:01, 20 April 2013 (UTC)