I've been given a task where I need to compare two strings of DNA for similarity given a location.
There are two files: One which contains the alignment locations and the string of DNAs and one that contains the location that I am comparing. So far, I believe I have an algorithm that theoretically works... The only problem is, I keep getting errors and I do not understand why.
I don't know how to copy and paste from the Ubuntu terminal so this is an image of the code.
I'm getting the error
IndexError: list index out of range
An example input is:
Example line for loc(ALU):
585 1963 103 4 0 chr1 16653 16925
Example line for loc1(Alignment):
1 chr7_random 9486 11031
I believe the problem is in Syntax but I'm much better at Java than Python :cry: