Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI - Interface for a High Scoring Pair in a similarity search result

SYNOPSIS

    $r_type = $hsp->algorithm

    $pvalue = $hsp->pvalue();

    $evalue = $hsp->evalue();

    $frac_id = $hsp->frac_identical( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );

    $frac_cons = $hsp->frac_conserved( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );

    $gaps = $hsp->gaps( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );

    $qseq = $hsp->query_string;

    $hseq = $hsp->hit_string;

    $homo_string = $hsp->homology_string;

    $len = $hsp->length( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );

DESCRIPTION

Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI objects cannot be instantiated since this module defines a pure interface.

Given an object that implements the Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI interface, you can do the following things with it:

SEE ALSO

This interface inherits methods from these other modules:

Bio::SeqFeatureI, Bio::SeqFeature::FeaturePair Bio::SeqFeature::SimilarityPair

Please refer to these modules for documentation of the many additional inherited methods.

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AUTHOR - Steve Chervitz, Jason Stajich

Email sac@bioperl.org Email jason@bioperl.org

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2001 Steve Chervitz, Jason Stajich. All Rights Reserved.

DISCLAIMER

This software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

APPENDIX

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

algorithm

 Title   : algorithm
 Usage   : my $r_type = $hsp->algorithm
 Function: Obtain the name of the algorithm used to obtain the HSP
 Returns : string (e.g., BLASTP)
 Args    : none

pvalue

 Title   : pvalue
 Usage   : my $pvalue = $hsp->pvalue();
 Function: Returns the P-value for this HSP or undef 
 Returns : float or exponential (2e-10)
           P-value is not defined with NCBI Blast2 reports.
 Args    : none

evalue

 Title   : evalue
 Usage   : my $evalue = $hsp->evalue();
 Function: Returns the e-value for this HSP
 Returns : float or exponential (2e-10)
 Args    : none

frac_identical

 Title   : frac_identical
 Usage   : my $frac_id = $hsp->frac_identical( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );
 Function: Returns the fraction of identitical positions for this HSP 
 Returns : Float in range 0.0 -> 1.0
 Args    : 'query' = num identical / length of query seq (without gaps)
           'hit'   = num identical / length of hit seq (without gaps)
           'total' = num identical / length of alignment (with gaps)
           default = 'total' 

frac_conserved

 Title    : frac_conserved
 Usage    : my $frac_cons = $hsp->frac_conserved( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );
 Function : Returns the fraction of conserved positions for this HSP.
            This is the fraction of symbols in the alignment with a 
            positive score.
 Returns : Float in range 0.0 -> 1.0
 Args    : 'query' = num conserved / length of query seq (without gaps)
           'hit'   = num conserved / length of hit seq (without gaps)
           'total' = num conserved / length of alignment (with gaps)
           default = 'total' 

gaps

 Title    : gaps
 Usage    : my $gaps = $hsp->gaps( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );
 Function : Get the number of gaps in the query, hit, or total alignment.
 Returns  : Integer, number of gaps or 0 if none
 Args     : 'query' = num conserved / length of query seq (without gaps)
            'hit'   = num conserved / length of hit seq (without gaps)
            'total' = num conserved / length of alignment (with gaps)
            default = 'total' 

query_string

 Title   : query_string
 Usage   : my $qseq = $hsp->query_string;
 Function: Retrieves the query sequence of this HSP as a string
 Returns : string
 Args    : none

hit_string

 Title   : hit_string
 Usage   : my $hseq = $hsp->hit_string;
 Function: Retrieves the hit sequence of this HSP as a string
 Returns : string
 Args    : none

homology_string

 Title   : homology_string
 Usage   : my $homo_string = $hsp->homology_string;
 Function: Retrieves the homology sequence for this HSP as a string.
         : The homology sequence is the string of symbols in between the 
         : query and hit sequences in the alignment indicating the degree
         : of conservation (e.g., identical, similar, not similar).
 Returns : string
 Args    : none

length

 Title    : length
 Usage    : my $len = $hsp->length( ['query'|'hit'|'total'] );
 Function : Returns the length of the query or hit in the alignment (without gaps) 
            or the aggregate length of the HSP (including gaps;
            this may be greater than either hit or query )
 Returns  : integer
 Args     : 'query' = length of query seq (without gaps)
            'hit'   = length of hit seq (without gaps)
            'total' = length of alignment (with gaps)
            default = 'total' 
 Args    : none

percent_identity

 Title   : percent_identity
 Usage   : my $percentid = $hsp->percent_identity()
 Function: Returns the calculated percent identity for an HSP
 Returns : floating point between 0 and 100 
 Args    : none

get_aln

 Title   : get_aln
 Usage   : my $aln = $hsp->gel_aln
 Function: Returns a Bio::SimpleAlign representing the HSP alignment
 Returns : Bio::SimpleAlign
 Args    : none

Inherited from Bio::SeqFeature::SimilarityPair

These methods come from Bio::SeqFeature::SimilarityPair

query

 Title   : query
 Usage   : my $query = $hsp->query
 Function: Returns a SeqFeature representing the query in the HSP
 Returns : Bio::SeqFeature::Similarity
 Args    : [optional] new value to set

hit

 Title   : hit
 Usage   : my $hit = $hsp->hit
 Function: Returns a SeqFeature representing the hit in the HSP
 Returns : Bio::SeqFeature::Similarity
 Args    : [optional] new value to set

significance

 Title   : significance
 Usage   : $evalue = $obj->significance();
           $obj->significance($evalue);
 Function: 
 Returns : 
 Args    : 

score

 Title   : score
 Usage   : my $score = $hsp->score();
 Function: Returns the score for this HSP or undef 
 Returns : numeric           
 Args    : [optional] numeric to set value

bits

 Title   : bits
 Usage   : my $bits = $hsp->bits();
 Function: Returns the bit value for this HSP or undef 
 Returns : numeric
 Args    : none