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Old 03-05-2016, 09:58 PM   #29
Brian Bushnell
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Hi Xiao,

The size difference is likely due to compression, and the fact that error-free reads compress better than reads with errors. Comparing the file size of compressed files tends to be confusing. If you want to know the truth, look at the actual amount of data in the files. For example, " in=file.fq.gz" will tell you the exact number of bases in the file.
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