A script to encode/decode arbitrary computer files into DNA sequences.
This is a python script to encode/decode arbitrary computer files into DNA sequences. It is a straight implementation of a method published in this Nature’s paper. The details of the method can be found in the Supplementary Information report. The source code organization follows the article steps and nomenclature, so it should be easy to understand.
How to use
Install it using pip:
$ pip install file2dna
The installed script will be called
dna and accepts four types of operations passed as arguments together
with the file name:
$ dna -h usage: dna [-h] [-e | -s | -d | -j] file positional arguments: file File to be encoded/decoded. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -e encode file and save it as .dna -s encode file and save it as .splitted.zip -d decode .dna file and save as .decoded -j decoded .splitted.zip file and save it as .decoded
As a example, we can decode one the files encoded by the authors of the paper. Suppose you have cloned this repo with its examples folder:
$ dna -d examples/DNA_versions/wssnt10.txt.dna
To see the decoded file:
$ cat examples/DNA_versions/wssnt10.txt.decoded