Bio::Network::IO - Class for reading and writing biological network data.
This is a modules for reading and writing protein-protein interaction and creating networks from this data.
# Read protein interaction data in some format my $io = Bio::Network::IO->new(-file => 'bovine.xml', -format => 'psi25' ); my $network = $io->next_network;
This class is analagous to the SeqIO and AlignIO classes. To read in a file of a particular format, file and format are given as key/value pairs as arguments. The Bio::Network::IO checks that the appropriate module is available and loads it.
At present only the DIP tab-delimited format and PSI XML format are supported.
The main methods are:
$net = $io->next_network
The next_network method does not imply that multiple networks are contained in a file, this is to maintain a consistent nomenclature with Bioperl methods like $seqio->next_seq and $alnio->next_aln.
To read from PSI XML you will need the XML::Twig module, available from CPAN.
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Name : new Usage : $io = Bio::Network::IO->new(-file => 'myfile.xml', -format => 'psi25'); Returns : A Bio::Network::IO stream initialised to the appropriate format. Args : Named parameters: -file => $filename -format => format -threshold => a confidence score for the interaction, optional -source => optional database name (e.g. "intact") -verbose => optional, set to 1 to get commentary
Name : next_network Usage : $gr = $io->next_network Returns : A Bio::Network::ProteinNet object. Args : None
Name : write_network Usage : $gr = $io->write_network($net). Args : A Bio::Network::ProteinNet object. Returns : None
Name : get or set a threshold Usage : $io->threshold($val) Returns : The threshold Args : A number or none
Name : get or set verbosity Usage : $io->verbose(1) Returns : The verbosity setting Args : 1 or none
Title : _load_format_module Usage : INTERNAL Bio::Network::IO stuff Function: Loads up (like use) a module at run time on demand Returns : Args :
Title : _initialize_io Usage : *INTERNAL Bio::Network::IO stuff* Function: Returns : Args :
Title : _get_standard_name Usage : Function: Returns some standard name for a database, uses global %DBNAMES Returns : Args :