We present a new R package for training gapped-kmer SVM classifiers for DNA and protein sequences. We describe an improved algorithm for kernel matrix calculation that speeds run time by about 2 to 5-fold over our original gkmSVM algorithm. This package supports several sequence kernels, including: gkmSVM, kmer-SVM, mismatch kernel and wildcard kernel.
Availability and implementation: gkmSVM package is freely available through the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), for Linux, Mac OS and Windows platforms. The C ++ implementation is available at www.beerlab.org/gkmsvm
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