Not sure if this is the right place to post this (so please redirect as necessary.) I’m trying to simulate a microbial community off a pre-defined set of reads. I’ve been through like 8 illumina read profilers and each one has one major flaw that makes them not quite right for my application. (Mason takes out a random fragment, InSilicoSeq doesn’t allow you to set read lengths, Grinder won’t give me quality scores for all the money i pour into the swear jar.) Im wondering if anyone else uses simulated communities for benchmarking, and if they do, if they can suggest the tool they use to simulate reads.