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Bio::Search::Hit::BlastPullHit - A parser and hit object for BLASTN hits


    # generally we use Bio::SearchIO to build these objects
    use Bio::SearchIO;
    my $in = Bio::SearchIO->new(-format => 'blast_pull',
                                                           -file   => 'result.blast');

    while (my $result = $in->next_result) {
                while (my $hit = $result->next_hit) {
                        print $hit->name, "\n";
                        print $hit->score, "\n";
                        print $hit->significance, "\n";

                        while (my $hsp = $hit->next_hsp) {
                                # process HSPI objects


This object implements a parser for BLASTN hit output.


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AUTHOR - Sendu Bala



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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Search::Hit::BlastNHit->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Search::Hit::BlastNHit object.
 Returns : Bio::Search::Hit::BlastNHit
 Args    : -chunk    => [Bio::Root::IO, $start, $end] (required if no -parent)
           -parent   => Bio::PullParserI object (required if no -chunk)
           -hit_data => array ref with [name description score significance]

           where the array ref provided to -chunk contains an IO object
           for a filehandle to something representing the raw data of the
           hit, and $start and $end define the tell() position within the
           filehandle that the hit data starts and ends (optional; defaults
           to start and end of the entire thing described by the filehandle)


 Title    : next_hsp
 Usage    : while( $hsp = $obj->next_hsp()) { ... }
 Function : Returns the next available High Scoring Pair
 Example  : 
 Returns  : L<Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI> object or null if finished
 Args     : none


 Usage     : $hit_object->hsps();
 Purpose   : Get a list containing all HSP objects.
 Example   : @hsps = $hit_object->hsps();
 Returns   : list of L<Bio::Search::HSP::BlastHSP> objects.
 Argument  : none


 Usage     : $hit_object->hsp( [string] );
 Purpose   : Get a single HSPI object for the present HitI object.
 Example   : $hspObj  = $hit_object->hsp;  # same as 'best'
           : $hspObj  = $hit_object->hsp('best');
           : $hspObj  = $hit_object->hsp('worst');
 Returns   : Object reference for a L<Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI> object.
 Argument  : String (or no argument).
           :   No argument (default) = highest scoring HSP (same as 'best').
           :   'best'  = highest scoring HSP.
           :   'worst' = lowest scoring HSP.
 Throws    : Exception if an unrecognized argument is used.

See Also : hsps(), num_hsps()


 Title   : rewind
 Usage   : $result->rewind;
 Function: Allow one to reset the HSP iterator to the beginning, so that
           next_hsp() will subsequently return the first hsp and so on.
 Returns : n/a
 Args    : none