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K is a number representing kmer size. It is always a positive integer; common values of K include 12 and 24. In all algorithms involving kmers, the user may choose a value of K; this choice has a large impact on the algorithm's effectiveness as well as its time and memory constraints.

Modules that expect K as a command-line argument include:

As a command-line argument, K often takes slightly different names. Modules that expect other names as a command-line argument include:

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