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Table 1 Comparison of compressed file size, runtime and compression ratios of ReCoil to Coil, 7-zip and bzip2.

From: ReCoil - an algorithm for compression of extremely large datasets of dna data

   ReCoil Coil 7-zip bzip2
Readlen Megabases Size Time % Size Time % Size Time % Size Time %
36 6912 1180 840 0.17 NA NA NA 1900 300 0.27 2250 45 0.36
70 1800 326 290 0.18 450 650 0.25 412 78 0.23 483 11 0.27
100 1800 278 246 0.15 415 625 0.23 405 76 0.22 481 11 0.27
120 1800 241 198 0.13 387 590 0.21 403 77 0.22 480 11 0.27
  1. File sizes are shown in megabytes and run times in minutes. ReCoil, Coil and 7-zip were given 2 GB of RAM, while bzip2 was run with the compression-level = 9. Both ReCoil and Coil used 7-zip as a post-processing compression step, this step was included in the timings. Decoding time for ReCoil was less than 5 minutes for all datasets, including the 7-zip uncompress step.