I doubt that FileMaker could do the calculations any faster than Excel. It is more likely to be slower. Regardless of what application you use here, this is a lot of "number crunching" and anything that you can do to simplify or streamline the calculations will make for a faster result--no matter what application you select for this purpose.
It probably is possible to do what you want in FileMaker, but it would not be easy to do. FileMaker is not a spread sheet application so the methods that you have worked out for Excel will not necessarily transfer easily to FileMaker.
Thank you for your quick answer!
Do you know of a program that would be able to do something like this, or would I have to learn coding and code everything by hand myself?
As I already said: FileMaker can probably do this.
But while I have a basic understanding of simple genetics, there is simply not enough information in this thread to know if it is practical to do so or not.
I do want it as fast as possible, so I guess I'll have to keep looking for a program that could do all the work for me and create a fast, but simple program to present the results in.
Thank you so much for your help, though! :) I really appreciate it!
Yes, but there are three ways to get faster results:
- Faster hard ware.
- Faster application.
- More efficiently designed calculations
If it's possible to do #3, it has the potential to provide the biggest improvement and may make FileMaker a good choice for what you want to do.
Thank you for your ideas! I will see what I can do about the calculations. I think I've got an idea. :) Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out! :) I appreciate it a lot!