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NAME

Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph::Traversal - graph traversal operations for Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph and Bio::Graph::Protein::Graph objects

SYNOPSIS

  use Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph::Traversal;
  use Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph;

  ## get a graph , $g.

  my $traversal = Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph::Traversal->new(-graph=>$g,
                                                          -start=>$start,
                                                          -order=>$order,
                                                          -what =>$what);
 ## cycle through nodes one at a time
 while ($traversal->has_next() ) {
        my $node = $traversal->get_next();
      }
 ## reset traversal to start
  $traversal->reset;

 ## get all nodes
  my @all_nodes = $traversal->get_all();

DESCRIPTION

This is a helper class for performing graph traversal operations for Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph objects and Bio::Graph::Protein::Graph objects. The documentation concerning the use of this class is described in the "Graph algorithms" section of the Bio::Graph::SimpleGraph modules. Only the methods are documented here.

FEEDBACK

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  bioperl-l@bioperl.org                  - General discussion
  http://bioperl.org/wiki/Mailing_lists  - About the mailing lists

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

  http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/

AUTHOR - Nat Goodman, Richard Adams

Email natg@shore.net, richard.adams@ed.ac.uk

has_next

 name      : has_next
 usage     : while (my $traversal->has_next() ) {..
 purpose   : returns true if there are more items in traversal, else undef
 arguments : none
 returns   : true or unde;

get_next

 name      : get_next
 usage     : my $node =  $traversal->get_next() ;
 purpose   : returns  next item in traversal or undef if traversal is exhausted. 
 arguments : none
 returns   : a node  or undef;

get_all

 name      : get_all
 usage     : my @nodes =  $traversal->get_all() ;
 purpose   : get all remaining items in traversal as ARRAY (in array context)
              or ARRAY ref.
 arguments : none
 returns   : an array, an array reference or undef.

get_this

 name      : get_all
 usage     : my @nodes =  $traversal->get_all() ;
 purpose   : gets current node in traversal 
 arguments : none
 returns   : the current node or undef.

reset

 name      : reset
 usage     : $traversal->reset() ;
 purpose   : restarts traversal from first node
 arguments : none
 returns   : void.