Hi there !
I am working on Ribosome Profiling data, and I want to use Python3 multithreading to speed up my program.
To describe the scope of my question:
I use python scripts that take as input alignment files like:
python3 python_script.py <(samtools view file.bam)
and I take it in charge in the script with the fileinput module (import fileinput). It works like a charm !
So related to this, do you think that it is safe to call 3 python scripts at the same time using the same file.bam (using the samtools view command) ? For instance:
python3 script1.py <(samtools view file.bam) & python3 script2.py <(samtools view file.bam) & python3 script3.py <(samtools view file.bam) &
I am not sure: if the samtools view command is called on the file.bam, can I safely read again this file with an other samtools view command ? The output is not a problem, every scripts will write a different file. I gave the example with 3 scripts, but I will certainly use 3 functions.
Any kind of help of suggestion will be highly appreciated.