Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit - A Hit module for HMMER hits


    use Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit;
    my $hit = Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit->new();
    # use it in the same way as Bio::Search::Hit::GenericHit


This is a specialization of Bio::Search::Hit::GenericHit. There are a few news methods next_domain and domains. Note that bits and iteration make no sense for this object and will return 0.


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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 = Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit object
 Returns : Bio::Search::Hit::HMMERHit
 Args    :

 Plus the Bio::Search::Hit::GenericHit inherited params
           -name         => Name of Hit (required)
           -description  => Description (optional)
           -accession    => Accession number (optional)
           -length       => Length of the Hit (optional)
           -score        => Raw Score for the Hit (optional)
           -significance => Significance value for the Hit (optional)
           -algorithm    => Algorithm used (BLASTP, FASTX, etc...)
           -hsps         => Array ref of HSPs for this Hit.


 Title   : next_domain
 Usage   : my $domain = $hit->next_domain();
 Function: An alias for L<next_hsp()>, this will return the next HSP
 Returns : L<Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI> object
 Args    : none


 Title   : domains
 Usage   : my @domains = $hit->domains();
 Function: An alias for L<hsps()>, this will return the full list of hsps
 Returns : array of L<Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI> objects
 Args    : none

inherited Bio::Search::Hit::GenericHit methods


 Title   : add_hsp
 Usage   : $hit->add_hsp($hsp)
 Function: Add a HSP to the collection of HSPs for a Hit
 Returns : number of HSPs in the Hit
 Args    : Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI object

Bio::Search::Hit::HitI methods


 Title   : name
 Usage   : $hit_name = $hit->name();
 Function: returns the name of the Hit sequence
 Returns : a scalar string
 Args    : [optional] scalar string to set the name


 Title   : accession
 Usage   : $acc = $hit->accession();
 Function: Retrieve the accession (if available) for the hit
 Returns : a scalar string (empty string if not set)
 Args    : none


 Title   : description
 Usage   : $desc = $hit->description();
 Function: Retrieve the description for the hit
 Returns : a scalar string
 Args    : [optional] scalar string to set the description


 Title   : length
 Usage   : my $len = $hit->length
 Function: Returns the length of the hit
 Returns : integer
 Args    : [optional] integer to set the length


 Title   : algorithm
 Usage   : $alg = $hit->algorithm();
 Function: Gets the algorithm specification that was used to obtain the hit
           For BLAST, the algorithm denotes what type of sequence was aligned
           against what (BLASTN: dna-dna, BLASTP prt-prt, BLASTX translated
           dna-prt, TBLASTN prt-translated dna, TBLASTX translated
           dna-translated dna).
 Returns : a scalar string
 Args    : [optional] scalar string to set the algorithm


 Title   : raw_score
 Usage   : $score = $hit->raw_score();
 Function: Gets the "raw score" generated by the algorithm.  What
           this score is exactly will vary from algorithm to algorithm,
           returning undef if unavailable.
 Returns : a scalar value
 Args    : [optional] scalar value to set the raw score


 Title   : significance
 Usage   : $significance = $hit->significance();
 Function: Used to obtain the E or P value of a hit, i.e. the probability that
           this particular hit was obtained purely by random chance.  If
           information is not available (nor calculatable from other
           information sources), return undef.
 Returns : a scalar value or undef if unavailable
 Args    : [optional] scalar value to set the significance


 Usage     : $hit_object->bits();
 Purpose   : Gets the bit score of the best HSP for the current hit.
 Example   : $bits = $hit_object->bits();
 Returns   : Integer or undef if bit score is not set
 Argument  : n/a

See Also : score()


 Title    : next_hsp
 Usage    : while( $hsp = $obj->next_hsp()) { ... }
 Function : Returns the next available High Scoring Pair
 Example  :
 Returns  : Bio::Search::HSP::HSPI object or null if finished
 Args     : none


 Usage     : $hit_object->hsps();
 Purpose   : Get a list containing all HSP objects.
           : Get the numbers of HSPs for the current hit.
 Example   : @hsps = $hit_object->hsps();
           : $num  = $hit_object->hsps();  # alternatively, use num_hsps()
 Returns   : Array context : list of objects.
           : Scalar context: integer (number of HSPs).
           :                 (Equivalent to num_hsps()).
 Argument  : n/a. Relies on wantarray
 Throws    : Exception if the HSPs have not been collected.

See Also : hsp(), num_hsps()


 Usage     : $hit_object->num_hsps();
 Purpose   : Get the number of HSPs for the present Blast hit.
 Example   : $nhsps = $hit_object->num_hsps();
 Returns   : Integer
 Argument  : n/a
 Throws    : Exception if the HSPs have not been collected.

See Also : hsps()


 Title   : rewind
 Usage   : $hit->rewind;
 Function: Allow one to reset the HSP iteration to the beginning
           Since this is an in-memory implementation
 Returns : none
 Args    : none


 Title   : iteration
 Usage   : $obj->iteration($newval)
 Function: PSI-BLAST iteration
 Returns : value of iteration
 Args    : newvalue (optional)