Memory usage of k-mer counting tools when calculating k-mer abundance histograms, with maximum resident program size (y axis, in GB) plotted against the total number of distinct k-mers in the data set (x axis, billions of k-mers).

Memory usage of k-mer counting tools when calculating k-mer abundance histograms, with maximum resident program size (y axis, in GB) plotted against the total number of distinct k-mers in the data set (x axis, billions of k-mers).