Tim Rayner
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NAME

Bio::MAGETAB::BaseClass - Abstract base class for all MAGE-TAB classes.

SYNOPSIS

 use Bio::MAGETAB::BaseClass;

DESCRIPTION

This class is the abstract base class from which all of the MAGE-TAB classes are derived. It cannot be instantiated directly, but provides methods and attributes common to all MAGE-TAB objects.

ATTRIBUTES

namespace (optional)

The namespace associated with any object identifiers (data type: String).

authority (optional)

The authority responsible for assignment of object identifiers (data type: String).

METHODS

Each attribute has accessor (get_*) and mutator (set_*) methods, and also predicate (has_*) and clearer (clear_*) methods where the attribute is optional. Where an attribute represents a one-to-many relationship the mutator accepts an arrayref and the accessor returns an array.

Methods not related to instantiated object attributes are listed below:

set_ClassContainer

Class method which stores a Bio::MAGETAB container object which will then be used to store all subsequent instances of any Bio::MAGETAB::BaseClass derived class (i.e., any MAGE-TAB object).

get_ClassContainer

Class method which retrieves the Bio::MAGETAB container object. This can be used to navigate from a MAGE-TAB object instance to a listing of all MAGE-TAB objects of a given type.

has_ClassContainer

Class method indicating whether or not a Bio::MAGETAB container object has been associated with this class.

SEE ALSO

Bio::MAGETAB

AUTHOR

Tim F. Rayner <tfrayner@gmail.com>

LICENSE

This library is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL).