Window Licker

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Windowlicker (source code: is a script to run the xrate program on a sliding window over a Stockholm format multiple alignment.

The program's name derives from the eponymous piece of music by Aphex Twin.

  • How To Run Pipeline
  • Xrate Software
  • Window Eater -- wrapper for xrate that selectively filters out windows using the annotation (specifically, only segments annotated as highly-conserved are passed to xrate). To be used with windowlicker

To use windowlicker:

  • Download dart (see Downloading Dart)
  • Install dart (see Building Dart)
    • Make sure to set your environment variables, DARTDIR and PERL5LIB, as described on that page
  • Run dart/perl/

-- Ian Holmes - 02 Apr 2007