# BioPerl module for Bio::Network::Interaction
# You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself
# POD documentation - main docs before the code

=head1 NAME

Bio::Network::Interaction - describes a protein-protein interaction


  # Add an interaction with some attributes
  use Bio::Network::Interaction;

  my $interx = Bio::Network::Interaction->new(-weight => $score,
                                            -id => $id);
  $gr->add_interaction(-nodes => [($node1,$node2)],
                       -interaction => $interx);

  # Retrieve an interaction using an identifier
  my $interaction = $gr->get_interaction_by_id($id);

  my $id = $interaction->primary_id;
  my $wt = $interaction->weight;
  my @nodes = $interaction->nodes;


This class contains information about a bi-molecular interaction.
At present it just contains data about a weight (optional) and an 
identifier. Subclasses could hold more specific information. A pair 
of nodes can have more than one Interaction object associated with it.


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=head1 AUTHORS

Brian Osborne bosborne at alum.mit.edu
Richard Adams richard.adams@ed.ac.uk

Maintained by Brian Osborne


use strict;
package Bio::Network::Interaction;
use base qw(Bio::Root::Root Bio::AnnotatableI Bio::Annotation::Collection);

=head2 new

 Name       : new
 Purpose    : Constructor for an Interaction object
 Usage      : my $interx = Bio::Network::Interaction->new(-id => $id);
 Returns    : A new Bio::Network::Interaction object 
 Arguments  : -id                => interaction id
              -weight (optional) => weight score


sub new {
	my ($caller,@args) = @_;
	my $class = ref ($caller) || $caller;
	my $self = {};
	bless ($self, $class);

	my ($weight,$id) = $self->_rearrange([qw( WEIGHT ID )], @args);
	$self->{_weight} = defined($weight) ? $weight : undef; 
	$self->{_id} = defined($id) ? $id : undef; 
	return $self;

=head2 weight

 Name      : weight
 Purpose   : Get or set a weight or score
 Usage     : my $weight = $interx->weight()
 Returns   : a number
 Arguments : Nothing or a number


sub weight {
	my $self = shift;
	$self->{_weight} = shift if @_;
	return defined($self->{_weight}) ? $self->{_weight} : undef;

=head2 primary_id

 Name      : primary_id
 Purpose   : Get or set the primary_id
 Usage     : my $id = $interx->primary_id()
 Returns   : A string identifier
 Arguments : Nothing or an identifier 


sub primary_id {
	my $self = shift;
	if (@_) {
		my $v  = shift;
		$self->throw ("Primary interaction ID must be a text value, not a [" . 
						  ref($v). "].") if (ref ($v));
		$self->{_id} = $v;
	return defined($self->{_id}) ? $self->{_id} : undef;

=head2 nodes

 Name       : nodes
 Purpose    : Get the pair of nodes for an Interaction
 Usage      : my $count = $interx->nodes
              my @nodes = $interx->nodes
 Returns    : Gets an array of 2 Nodes or a count of the number of
 Arguments  :
 Notes      : Getting a count of the number of Nodes in an Interaction 
              will almost always return 2, but there is a formal possibility
              that a Node could interact with itself, returning 1


sub nodes {
	my $self = shift;
	my @nodes = @{$self->{_nodes}};
	wantarray ? return @nodes : return scalar @nodes;

=head2 annotation

 Title   : annotation
 Usage   : my $annotation = $ix->annotation 
 Function: Gets or sets the annotation
 Returns : Bio::AnnotationCollectionI object
 Args    : None or Bio::AnnotationCollectionI object

See L<Bio::AnnotationCollectionI> and L<Bio::Annotation::Collection>
for more information


sub annotation {
	my ($obj,$value) = @_;
	if ( defined $value ) {
		$obj->throw("Object of class " . ref($value) . " does not implement ".
		  unless $value->isa("Bio::AnnotationCollectionI");
		$obj->{'_annotation'} = $value;
	} elsif( ! defined $obj->{'_annotation'}) {
		$obj->{'_annotation'} = Bio::Annotation::Collection->new();
	return $obj->{'_annotation'};

=head2 object_id

 Name      : object_id
 Purpose   : Alias to primary_id
 Usage     : my $id = $edge->object_id()
 Notes     : Deprecated


sub object_id {
	my ($self,$id) = @_;
	$id ? $self->primary_id($id) : return $self->primary_id;