Bio::Ontology::TermFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or derived class) through a factory
use Bio::Ontology::TermFactory; # the default type is Bio::Ontology::Term my $factory = Bio::Ontology::TermFactory->new( -type => 'Bio::Ontology::GOterm'); my $term = $factory->create_object(-name => 'peroxisome', -ontology => 'Gene Ontology', -identifier => 'GO:0005777');
This object will build Bio::Ontology::TermI objects generically.
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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::Ontology::TermFactory->new(); Function: Builds a new Bio::Ontology::TermFactory object Returns : Bio::Ontology::TermFactory Args : -type => string, name of a Bio::Ontology::TermI derived class. The default is Bio::Ontology::Term.
Title : create_object Usage : my $term = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>); Function: Instantiates new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or one of its child classes) This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of Term objects. Returns : Bio::Ontology::TermI compliant object The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"..."). Args : initialization parameters specific to the type of term object we want. Typically -name => $name -identifier => identifier for the term -ontology => ontology for the term