# Are there computational tools to extract features of DNA sequences?

I am looking for tools to extract features from short DNA sequences. For example, entropy, complexity, GC-content, etc.

I have found the generateFeatures.py script from the PyFeat repo, but is there love a more widely used source code or a standard way to extract features from sequences biopython or similar?

Also, I think that since there are $$2N$$ encoded bits in a sequence of $$N$$ nucleotides, we have at most $$2N$$ independent features that could be extracted.

In addition, I am curios if there are any transformers models for DNA sequences.

Edit: In addition, you can use DeepHF's feature utils, which can be accessed and consumed as seen here.

• Great question! +1
– M__
Oct 23 '20 at 14:13