NAME

Bio::Kmer - Helper module for Kmer Analysis.

SYNOPSIS

A module for helping with kmer analysis.

  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use Bio::Kmer;
  
  my $kmer=Bio::Kmer->new("file.fastq.gz",{kmercounter=>"jellyfish",numcpus=>4});
  my $kmerHash=$kmer->kmers();
  my $countOfCounts=$kmer->histogram();

The BioPerl way

  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use Bio::SeqIO;
  use Bio::Kmer;

  # Load up any Bio::SeqIO object. Quality values will be
  # faked internally to help with compatibility even if
  # a fastq file is given.
  my $seqin = Bio::SeqIO->new(-file=>"input.fasta");
  my $kmer=Bio::Kmer->new($seqin);
  my $kmerHash=$kmer->kmers();
  my $countOfCounts=$kmer->histogram();

DESCRIPTION

A module for helping with kmer analysis. The basic methods help count kmers and can produce a count of counts. Currently this module only supports fastq format. Although this module can count kmers with pure perl, it is recommended to give the option for a different kmer counter such as Jellyfish.

METHODS

Bio::Kmer->new($filename, \%options)

Create a new instance of the kmer counter. One object per file.

  Applicable arguments:
  Argument     Default    Description
  kmercounter  perl       What kmer counter software to use.
                          Choices: Perl, Jellyfish.
  kmerlength   21         Kmer length
  numcpus      1          This module uses perl 
                          multithreading with pure perl or 
                          can supply this option to other 
                          software like jellyfish.
  gt           1          If the count of kmers is fewer 
                          than this, ignore the kmer. This 
                          might help speed analysis if you 
                          do not care about low-count kmers.
  sample       1          Retain only a percentage of kmers.
                          1 is 100%; 0 is 0%
                          Only works with the perl kmer counter.
  verbose      0          Print more messages.

  Examples:
  my $kmer=Bio::Kmer->new("file.fastq.gz",{kmercounter=>"jellyfish",numcpus=>4});
$kmer->query($queryString)

Query the set of kmers with your own query

  Arguments: query (string)
  Returns:   Count of kmers. 
              0 indicates that the kmer was not found.
             -1 indicates an invalid kmer (e.g., invalid length)
$kmer->histogram()

Count the frequency of kmers.

  Arguments: none
  Returns:   Reference to an array of counts. The index of 
             the array is the frequency.
$kmer->kmers

Return actual kmers

  Arguments: None
  Returns:   Reference to a hash of kmers and their counts
$kmer->union($kmer2)

Finds the union between two sets of kmers

  Arguments: Another Bio::Kmer object
  Returns:   List of kmers
$kmer->intersection($kmer2)

Finds the intersection between two sets of kmers

  Arguments: Another Bio::Kmer object
  Returns:   List of kmers
$kmer->subtract($kmer2)

Finds the set of kmers unique to this Bio::Kmer object.

  Arguments: Another Bio::Kmer object
  Returns:   List of kmers
$kmer->close()

Cleans the temporary directory and removes this object from RAM. Good for when you might be counting kmers for many things but want to keep your overhead low.

  Arguments: None
  Returns:   1

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

MIT license. Go nuts.

AUTHOR

Author: Lee Katz <lkatz@cdc.gov>

For additional help, go to https://github.com/lskatz/Bio--Kmer

CPAN module at http://search.cpan.org/~lskatz/Bio-Kmer/