Fast ordered sampling of SNPs from large files

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Nov 6, 2017

Ever since I left my academic position and became independent, I have been interested in the idea of using minimal computer resources to perform big-data statistical analyses. I do not have a permanent office, so the only computer I own is a laptop, although it is a close to maximal-spec 15-inch …

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Accidental benchmarking of Apple's new file system, APFS

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Oct 6, 2017

Apple recently released High Sierra, the new version of Mac OS. While it is billed as one of those “stability releases” with few user-facing changes, it introduces a new file system, APFS. This system has already been rolled out for iOS devices. This is not something users interact with …

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