NAME

Bio::Index::SwissPfam - Interface for indexing swisspfam files

SYNOPSIS

    use Bio::Index::SwissPfam;

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

    use Bio::Index::SwissPfam;

    my $Index_File_Name = shift;
    my $inx = Bio::Index::SwissPfam->new('-filename' => $Index_File_Name);

    foreach my $id (@ARGV) {
        my $seq = $inx->fetch($id); # Returns stream
        while( <$seq> ) {
            if(/^>/) {
                print;
                last;
            }
        }
    }

DESCRIPTION

SwissPfam is one of the flat files released with Pfam. This modules provides a way of indexing this module.

Inherits functions for managing dbm files from Bio::Index::Abstract.pm, and provides the basic funtionallity for indexing SwissPfam files. Only retrieves FileStreams at the moment. Once we have something better (ie, an object!), will use that. 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 swisspfam format files.
            Is provided with a filename and an integer
            by make_index in its SUPER class.
  Example : 
  Returns : 
  Args    : 

fetch

  Title   : fetch
  Usage   : $index->fetch( $id )
  Function: Returns a Bio::Seq object from the index
  Example : $seq = $index->fetch( 'dJ67B12' )
  Returns : Bio::Seq object
  Args    : ID