Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Index::EMBL - Interface for indexing (multiple) EMBL/Swissprot .dat files (ie flat file embl/swissprot format).

SYNOPSIS

    # Complete code for making an index for several
    # EMBL files
    use Bio::Index::EMBL;

    my $Index_File_Name = shift;
    my $inx = Bio::Index::EMBL->new('-filename' => $Index_File_Name, 
                                    '-write_flag' => 'WRITE');
    $inx->make_index(@ARGV);

    # Print out several sequences present in the index
    # in Fasta format
    use Bio::Index::EMBL;

    my $Index_File_Name = shift;
    my $inx = Bio::Index::EMBL->new('-filename' => $Index_File_Name);
    my $out = Bio::SeqIO->new('-format' => 'Fasta','-fh' => \*STDOUT);

    foreach my $id (@ARGV) {
        my $seq = $inx->fetch($id); # Returns Bio::Seq object
        $out->write_seq($seq);
    }

    # alternatively

    my $seq1 = $inx->get_Seq_by_id($id);
    my $seq2 = $inx->get_Seq_by_acc($acc);   

DESCRIPTION

Inherits functions for managing dbm files from Bio::Index::Abstract.pm, and provides the basic funtionallity for indexing EMBL files, and retrieving the sequence from them. Heavily snaffled from James Gilbert's Fasta system.

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AUTHOR - Ewan Birney

Email - birney@sanger.ac.uk

APPENDIX

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

_index_file

  Title   : _index_file
  Usage   : $index->_index_file( $file_name, $i )
  Function: Specialist function to index EMBL format files.
            Is provided with a filename and an integer
            by make_index in its SUPER class.
  Example : 
  Returns : 
  Args    : 

_file_format

 Title   : _file_format
 Usage   : Internal function for indexing system
 Function: Provides file format for this database
 Example :
 Returns : 
 Args    :