This is an experimental tool to estimate the approximate distances between all pairs of unitigs. It takes a GFA or FASTA file as input and outputs a TAB-delimited format as follows:
C seqName seqLen minimizerConsidered mzUnique S seqName1 seqName2 strand mzConsidered1 mzConsidered2 mzShared kmerSimilarity
The algorithm behind is fairly simple: collect all minimizers, sort them, identify the longest colinear chain based on longest increasing sequence, and finally estimate k-mer similarity. It can find the similarity between 6Gb of unitigs in four minutes on a single thread.
This mini-project was initially intended for unitig partition. That is how this repo is named. It has demonstrated the feasibility of similarity based partition. The basic idea will be folded into hifiasm. The experimental code is left here. It probably won't receive update but it can be helpful if you want to quickly get an idea of redundancy or to learn how to do that efficiently.