Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::SearchIO::blast - Event generator for event based parsing of blast reports

SYNOPSIS

   # Do not use this object directly - it is used as part of the
   # Bio::SearchIO system.

    use Bio::SearchIO;
    my $searchio = new Bio::SearchIO(-format => 'blast',
                                     -file   => 't/data/ecolitst.bls');
    while( my $result = $searchio->next_result ) {
        while( my $hit = $result->next_hit ) {
            while( my $hsp = $hit->next_hsp ) {
                # ...
            }
        }
    }

DESCRIPTION

This object encapsulated the necessary methods for generating events suitable for building Bio::Search objects from a BLAST report file. Read the Bio::SearchIO for more information about how to use this.

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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich

Email jason@bioperl.org

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APPENDIX

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

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = new Bio::SearchIO::blast();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::SearchIO::blast object 
 Returns : Bio::SearchIO::blast
 Args    :

next_result

 Title   : next_result
 Usage   : my $hit = $searchio->next_result;
 Function: Returns the next Result from a search
 Returns : Bio::Search::Result::ResultI object
 Args    : none

start_element

 Title   : start_element
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->start_element
 Function: Handles a start element event
 Returns : none
 Args    : hashref with at least 2 keys 'Data' and 'Name'

end_element

 Title   : start_element
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->end_element
 Function: Handles an end element event
 Returns : none
 Args    : hashref with at least 2 keys 'Data' and 'Name'

element

 Title   : element
 Usage   : $eventhandler->element({'Name' => $name, 'Data' => $str});
 Function: Convience method that calls start_element, characters, end_element
 Returns : none
 Args    : Hash ref with the keys 'Name' and 'Data'

characters

 Title   : characters
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->characters($str)
 Function: Send a character events
 Returns : none
 Args    : string

within_element

 Title   : within_element
 Usage   : if( $eventgenerator->within_element($element) ) {}
 Function: Test if we are within a particular element
           This is different than 'in' because within can be tested
           for a whole block.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : string element name 

in_element

 Title   : in_element
 Usage   : if( $eventgenerator->in_element($element) ) {}
 Function: Test if we are in a particular element
           This is different than 'in' because within can be tested
           for a whole block.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : string element name 

start_document

 Title   : start_document
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->start_document
 Function: Handle a start document event
 Returns : none
 Args    : none

end_document

 Title   : end_document
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->end_document
 Function: Handles an end document event
 Returns : Bio::Search::Result::ResultI object
 Args    : none