NameNeedle-package: Implements Needleman-Wunsch simple global alignment algorithm

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The Needleman-Wunsch simple gap algorithm was one of the first methods introduced for global alignment of biological sequences. The same algorithm can be used to match cell line names or sample names from two related data sets; we provide examples in the documentation, using data that accompanies this package.

While the NameNeedle package can be used for biological sequence alignment, the Biostrings package from Bioconductor contains much more sophisticated tools for that problem.


Package: NameNeedle
Type: Package
Version: 1.1.1
Date: 2012-05-01
License: GPL Version 2 or newer
LazyLoad: yes


Kevin R. Coombes [email protected], P. Roebuck [email protected]


Wang J, Byers LA, Yordy JS, Liu W, Shen L, Baggerly KA, Giri U, Myers JN, Ang KK, Story MD, Girard L, Minna JD, Heymach JV, Coombes KR.
Blasted cell line names.
Cancer Inform. 2010; 9:251–5.

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