Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Tools::Run::EMBOSSApplication - class for EMBOSS Applications

SYNOPSIS

  use Bio::Factory::EMBOSS;
  # get an EMBOSS application object from the EMBOSS factory
  $factory = new Bio::Factory::EMBOSS
  $application = $factory->program('embossversion');
  # run the application with an optional hash containing parameters
  $result = $application->run(); # returns a string or creates a file
  print $result . "\n";

  $water = $factory->program('water');

  # here is an example of running the application
  # water can compare 1 seq against 1->many sequences
  # in a database using Smith-Waterman
  my $seq_to_test; # this would have a seq here
  my @seqs_to_check; # this would be a list of seqs to compare 
                     # (could be just 1)
  my $wateroutfile = 'out.water';
  $water->run({ '-sequencea' => $seq_to_test,
              '-seqall'    => \@seqs_to_check,
              '-gapopen'   => '10.0',
              '-gapextend' => '0.5',
              '-outfile'   => $wateroutfile});
  # now you might want to get the alignment
  use Bio::AlignIO;
  my $alnin = new Bio::AlignIO(-format => 'emboss',
                               -file   => $wateroutfile);

  while( my $aln = $alnin->next_aln ) {
      # process the alignment -- these will be Bio::SimpleAlign objects
  }

DESCRIPTION

The EMBOSSApplication class can represent EMBOSS any program. It is created by a Bio::Factory::EMBOSS object which primes it by reading in the ADC description of the command line options. See also Bio::Factory::EMBOSS.

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AUTHOR - Heikki Lehvaslaiho

Email: heikki@ebi.ac.uk Address:

     EMBL Outstation, European Bioinformatics Institute
     Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton
     Cambs. CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

CONTRIBUTORS

Email: jason@bioperl.org

APPENDIX

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

run

 Title   : run
 Usage   : $embossapplication->run($attribute_hash)
 Function: Runs the EMBOSS program.
 Returns : string or creates files for now; will return objects!
 Args    : hash of input to the program

name

 Title   : name
 Usage   : $embossprogram->name
 Function: sets/gets the name of the EMBOSS program
           Setting is done by the EMBOSSFactory object,
           you should only get it.
 Throws  : 
 Returns : name string
 Args    : None

descr

 Title   : descr
 Usage   : $embossprogram->descr
 Function: sets/gets the descr of the EMBOSS program
           Setting is done by the EMBOSSFactory object,
           you should only get it.
 Throws  : 
 Returns : description string
 Args    : None

group

 Title   : group
 Usage   : $embossprogram->group
 Function: sets/gets the group of the EMBOSS program
           Setting is done by the EMBOSSFactory object,
           you should only get it.

           If the application is assigned into a subgroup
           use l<subgroup> to get it.

 Throws  : 
 Returns : string, group name
 Args    : group string

subgroup

 Title   : subgroup
 Usage   : $embossprogram->subgroup
 Function: sets/gets the subgroup of the EMBOSS program
           Setting is done by the EMBOSSFactory object,
           you should only get it.
 Throws  : 
 Returns : string, subgroup name; undef if not defined
 Args    : None

Internal methods

Do not call these methods directly

_acd2input

 Title   : _acd2input
 Usage   : $embossfactory->_acd2input()
 Function: compares ACD file requirements to input hash
 Returns : 
 Throws  : if requirements are not met 
 Args    : None