Christopher Fields > BioPerl-1.6.920 > Bio::Seq::LargeSeq

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NAME ^

Bio::Seq::LargeSeq - SeqI compliant object that stores sequence as files in /tmp

SYNOPSIS ^

  # normal primary seq usage

DESCRIPTION ^

This object stores a sequence as a series of files in a temporary directory. The aim is to allow someone the ability to store very large sequences (eg, > 100MBases) in a file system without running out of memory (eg, on a 64 MB real memory machine!).

Of course, to actually make use of this functionality, the programs which use this object must not call $primary_seq->seq otherwise the entire sequence will come out into memory and probably paste your machine. However, calls $primary_seq->subseq(10,100) will cause only 90 characters to be brought into real memory.

FEEDBACK ^

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rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive experts will be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please include a thorough description of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

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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:

  https://redmine.open-bio.org/projects/bioperl/

AUTHOR - Ewan Birney ^

Email birney@ebi.ac.uk

APPENDIX ^

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

trunc

 Title   : trunc
 Usage   : $subseq = $myseq->trunc(10,100);
 Function: Provides a truncation of a sequence,

 Example :
 Returns : a fresh Bio::SeqI object
 Args    :

Bio::Seq::LargePrimarySeq methods

add_sequence_as_string

 Title   : add_sequence_as_string
 Usage   : $seq->add_sequence_as_string("CATGAT");
 Function: Appends additional residues to an existing LargePrimarySeq object.
           This allows one to build up a large sequence without storing
           entire object in memory.
 Returns : Current length of sequence
 Args    : string to append
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