Parallel processing of sequencing reads
Pararead is a python package that simplifies parallel processing of DNA sequencing reads (BAM or SAM files), by parallelizing across chromosomes. Pararead is build for developers of python scripts that process data read-by-read. It enables you to quickly and easily parallelize your script.
pararead is hosted on pypi. Install with:
pip install --user pararead
Or, within active environment:
pip install --upgrade pararead
Developing tools that use pararead
The main model provided is an abstract class calledParaReadProcessor, for which concrete children are created by implementing a __call__ method. This creates a callable instance that is then mapped over chromosomes.
The concept is generally described in this early blog post, which initiated the project that eventually became pararead. More details will be forthcoming.
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