Ewan Birney


Bio::MapIO - A Map Factory object


    use Bio::MapIO;
    my $mapio = new Bio::MapIO(-format => "mapmaker",
                               -file   => "mapfile.map");

    while( my $map = $mapio->next_map ) { 
        # get each map
        foreach my $marker ( $map->each_element ) {
            # loop through the markers associated with the map


This is the Factory object for reading Maps from a data stream or file.


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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 = new Bio::MapIO();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::MapIO object 
 Returns : Bio::MapIO
 Args    :

Bio::Factory::MapFactoryI methods


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


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


 Title   : attach_EventHandler
 Usage   : $parser->attatch_EventHandler($handler)
 Function: Adds an event handler to listen for events
 Returns : none
 Args    : L<Bio::Event::EventHandlerI>


 Title   : _eventHandler
 Usage   : private
 Function: Get the EventHandler
 Returns : L<Bio::Event::EventHandlerI>
 Args    : none


 Title   : _load_format_module
 Usage   : *INTERNAL MapIO stuff*
 Function: Loads up (like use) a module at run time on demand
 Example :
 Returns :
 Args    :


 Title   : _guess_format
 Usage   : $obj->_guess_format($filename)
 Example :
 Returns : guessed format of filename (lower case)
 Args    :