Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Tools::Run::RemoteBlast - Object for remote execution of the NCBI Blast via HTTP

SYNOPSIS

Remote-blast "factory object" creation and blast-parameter initialization:

  use Bio::Tools::Run::RemoteBlast;
  use strict;
  my $v = 1;
  my $prog = 'blastp';
  my $db   = 'swissprot';
  my $e_val= '1e-10';

  my @params = ( '-prog' => $prog,
                 '-data' => $db,
                 '-expect' => $e_val );

  my $factory = Bio::Tools::Run::RemoteBlast->new(@params);
  $v = 1;
  my $str = Bio::SeqIO->new(-file=>'amino.fa' , '-format' => 'fasta' );
  my $input = $str->next_seq();
  #  Blast a sequence against a database:
  my $r = $factory->submit_blast($input);
  print STDERR "waiting..." if( $v > 0 );
  while ( my @rids = $factory->each_rid ) {
      foreach my $rid ( @rids ) {
          my $rc = $factory->retrieve_blast($rid);
          if( !ref($rc) ) {
              if( $rc < 0 ) {           
                      $factory->remove_rid($rid);
                  }
              print STDERR "." if ( $v > 0 );
              sleep 5;
          } else { 
              $factory->remove_rid($rid);
              my $result = $rc->next_result;
              print "db is ", $result->database_name(), "\n";
              my $count = 0;
              while( my $hit = $result->next_hit ) {            
                  $count++;
                  next unless ( $v > 0);
                  print "hit name is ", $hit->name, "\n";
                  while( my $hsp = $hit->next_hsp ) {
                      print "score is ", $hsp->score, "\n";
                  } 
              }
          }
      }
  }

Various additional options and input formats are available. See the DESCRIPTION section for details.

DESCRIPTION

Class for remote execution of the NCBI Blast via HTTP.

FEEDBACK

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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich

Email jason@bioperl.org

APPENDIX

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

 Title   : header
 Usage   : my $header = $self->header
 Function: Get/Set HTTP header for blast query
 Returns : string
 Args    : none

readmethod

 Title   : readmethod
 Usage   : my $readmethod = $self->readmethod
 Function: Get/Set the method to read the blast report
 Returns : string
 Args    : string [ Blast, BPlite ]

program

 Title   : program
 Usage   : my $prog = $self->program
 Function: Get/Set the program to run
 Returns : string
 Args    : string [ blastp, blastn, blastx, tblastn, tblastx ]

database

 Title   : database
 Usage   : my $db = $self->database
 Function: Get/Set the database to search
 Returns : string
 Args    : string [ swissprot, nr, nt, etc... ]

expect

 Title   : expect
 Usage   : my $expect = $self->expect
 Function: Get/Set the E value cutoff
 Returns : string
 Args    : string [ '1e-4' ]

ua

 Title   : ua
 Usage   : my $ua = $self->ua or 
           $self->ua($ua)
 Function: Get/Set a LWP::UserAgent for use
 Returns : reference to LWP::UserAgent Object
 Args    : none
 Comments: Will create a UserAgent if none has been requested before.

proxy

 Title   : proxy
 Usage   : $httpproxy = $db->proxy('http')  or 
           $db->proxy(['http','ftp'], 'http://myproxy' )
 Function: Get/Set a proxy for use of proxy
 Returns : a string indicating the proxy
 Args    : $protocol : an array ref of the protocol(s) to set/get
           $proxyurl : url of the proxy to use for the specified protocol

submit_blast

 Title   : submit_blast
 Usage   : $self->submit_blast([$seq1,$seq2]);
 Function: Submit blast jobs to ncbi blast queue on sequence(s)
 Returns : Blast report object as defined by $self->readmethod
 Args    : input can be:
           * sequence object
           * array ref of sequence objects
           * filename of file containing fasta formatted sequences

retrieve_blast

 Title   : retrieve_blast
 Usage   : my $blastreport = $blastfactory->retrieve_blast($rid);
 Function: Attempts to retrieve a blast report from remote blast queue
 Returns : -1 on error, 
           0 on 'job not finished',
           Bio::Tools::BPlite or Bio::Tools::Blast object 
           (depending on how object was initialized) on success
 Args    : Remote Blast ID (RID)