Christopher Fields > BioPerl-1.6.901 > Bio::Symbol::SymbolI

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NAME ^

Bio::Symbol::SymbolI - Interface for a Symbol

SYNOPSIS ^

    # get a Bio::Symbol::SymbolI object somehow

    my ($name,$token) = ($symbol->name, $symbol->token);
    my @symbols       = $symbol->symbols;
    my $matches       = $symbol->matches;

DESCRIPTION ^

Symbol represents a single token in the sequence. Symbol can have multiple synonyms or matches within the same Alphabet, which makes possible to represent ambiguity codes and gaps.

Symbols can be also composed from ordered list other symbols. For example, codons can be represented by single Symbol using a compound Alphabet made from three DNA Alphabets.

This module was implemented for the purposes of meeting the BSANE/BioCORBA spec 0.3 only.

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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich ^

Email jason@bioperl.org

APPENDIX ^

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

Bio::Symbol::SymbolI interface methods

name

 Title   : name
 Usage   : my $name = $symbol->name();
 Function: Get/Set Descriptive name for Symbol
 Returns : string
 Args    : (optional) string

token

 Title   : token
 Usage   : my $token = $self->token();
 Function: Get/Set token for this symbol
 Example : Letter A,C,G,or T for a DNA alphabet Symbol
 Returns : string
 Args    : (optional) string

symbols

 Title   : symbols
 Usage   : my @symbols = $self->symbols();
 Function: Get/Set Symbols this Symbol is composed from
 Example : A codon is composed of 3 DNA symbols
 Returns : Array of Bio::Symbol::SymbolI objects
 Args    : (optional) Array of Bio::Symbol::SymbolI objects

matches

 Title   : matches
 Usage   : my $matchalphabet = $symbol->matches();
 Function: Get/Set (Sub) alphabet of symbols matched by this symbol
           including the symbol itself (i.e. if symbol is DNA
           ambiguity code W then the matches contains symbols for W
           and T)
 Returns : Bio::Symbol::AlphabetI
 Args    : (optional) Bio::Symbol::AlphabetI

equals

 Title   : equals
 Usage   : if( $symbol->equals($symbol2) ) { }
 Function: Tests if a symbol is equal to another 
 Returns : Boolean
 Args    : Bio::Symbol::SymbolI
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