Shell script comparison

The following two scripts illustrate the same analysis. The first script uses pybedtools, and the second uses bash scripting. The filenames in these scripts are written so they can be run without modification from the pybedtools/scripts source directory.

Both scripts print the genes that are <5000 bp from intergenic SNPs. These scripts show how the same analysis can be performed with pybedtools in a much clearer and reusable fashion without losing any speed. Furthermore, note that the bash script requires knowledge in three languages (Perl, bash, and awk) to accomplish the same thing as the Python script.

The bash script contains comparative notes as well as timing comparisons between the two scripts.

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