Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Factory::MapFactoryI - A Factory for getting markers

SYNOPSIS

    # get a Map Factory somehow likely from Bio::MapIO system

    while( my $map = $mapin->next_map ) {
        print "map name is ", $map->name, " length is ", 
            $map->length, " ", $map->units, "\n";
        $mapout->write_map($map);
    }

DESCRIPTION

This interface describes the necessary minimum methods for getting Maps from a data stream. It also supports writing Map data back to a stream.

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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich

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APPENDIX

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

next_map

 Title   : next_map
 Usage   : my $map = $factory->next_map;
 Function: Get a map from the factory
 Returns : L<Bio::Map::MapI>
 Args    : none

write_map

 Title   : write_map
 Usage   : $factory->write_map($map);
 Function: Write a map out through the factory
 Returns : none
 Args    : L<Bio::Map::MapI>