Relation between average miscount — amount by which the count for k-mers is incorrect — on the y axis, plotted against false positive rate (x axis), for five data sets.

The five data sets were chosen to have the same total number of distinct k-mers: one metagenome data set; a set of randomly generated k-mers; a set of reads, chosen with 3x coverage and 1% error, from a randomly generated genome; a simulated set of error-free reads (3x) chosen from a randomly generated genome and a set of E. coli reads.