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How do you convert Raw Alignment Score to Bit Score?

I'm coding a pipeline where I make a lot of pairwise alignments, and I end up with raw alignment scores. But, I really need to look at my results in terms of bit scores. I know that the formula is: $𝑆...
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Calculating bit score: How do you find lambda and K?

To calculate bitscore from score you can use this equation: $S' = (lambda*S - ln(K)) / ln(2)$ If I am trying to manually calculate the bitscore of an HSP of a pairwise blastn alignment, and I know ...
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What is tRNAscan-SE bit score?

I have used the command-line version of tRNAscan-SE by Lowe et al. (1997) on the reference genome sequence of C. elegans to predict tRNAs. The programme outputs a table with tRNA locations, amino acid,...