Vir 02, 01 / Jul 17, 17 03:49 UTC

Text File Upload  

I wanted to upload a genome, because that seemed like something useful. However, I had to compress it (four base pairs per byte) in order for it to fit the 500 kB limit.
The text input box doesn't faithfully transmit raw binary data, so it's really not ideal for this (i.e. it deletes null and special ascii characters, which removes huge sections of the sequence). Can an admin please make it possible to just upload a text file instead of having to type the text in the browser?

Vir 02, 01 / Jul 17, 17 11:05 UTC

hi Lymm! why binary data? did you try FASTA format?

Vir 02, 01 / Jul 17, 17 12:32 UTC

What about uuencode the compressed text file?

Vir 02, 01 / Jul 17, 17 16:18 UTC

aah no sorry, I've checked now. @Lymm send a mail at with your ID, the request and the sequence, explaining why the text imput is not recommended

Vir 03, 01 / Jul 18, 17 05:49 UTC

The FASTA sequence comes out to around 1.67 MB. Uuencoding seemed like it would help, but the size ends up being about 570 kB.
I guess I will try emailing them...

Vir 03, 01 / Jul 18, 17 19:09 UTC

I've already uploaded my file.

how can I edit and upload again ?