Ewan Birney


Bio::Factory::BlastHitFactory - Factory for Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit objects


    use Bio::Factory::BlastHitFactory;

    my $hit_fact = Bio::Factory::BlastHitFactory->new();

    my $hit = $hit_fact->create_hit( %parameters );

See documentation for create_hit() for information about %parameters.


This module encapsulates code for creating Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit and Bio::Search::HSP::BlastHSP objects from traditional BLAST report data (i.e., non-XML formatted).


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


 Title   : create_hit
 Usage   : $hit = $factory->create_hit( %params );
 Function: Creates a new Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit object given 
           raw BLAST report data, formatted in traditional BLAST report format.
 Returns : A single Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit object
 Args    : Named parameters to be passed to the BlastHit object.
           Parameter keys are case-insensitive.
           See Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit::new() documentation for 
           details about these parameters.
           The only additional parameter required is:
              -RESULT    => a Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult object.
           From this result object, the program, query length, 
           and iteration are obtained and passed on to the BlastHit.