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Bio::Symbol::Alphabet - BSANE/BioCORBA compliant symbol list alphabet


      my $alphabet = Bio::Symbols::Alphabet->new(-symbols => [ @s ],
                                                -subalphabets => [ @alphas ] );

      my @symbols = $alphabet->symbols;
      my @subalphas = $alphabet->alphabets;
      if( $alphabet->contains($symbol) ) {
          # do something


Alphabet contains set of symbols, which can be concatenated to form symbol lists. Sequence string, for example, is stringified representation of the symbol list (tokens of symbols).

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


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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::Symbol::Alphabet->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Symbol::Alphabet object 
 Returns : Bio::Symbol::Alphabet
 Args    : -symbols  => Array ref of Bio::Symbol::SymbolI objects
           -subalphas=> Array ref of Bio::Symbol::AlphabetI objects 
                        representing sub alphabets

AlphabetI Interface methods


 Title   : symbols
 Usage   : my @symbols = $alphabet->symbols();
 Function: Get/Set Symbol list for an alphabet
           List of symbols, which make up this alphabet.
 Returns : Array of Bio::Symbol::SymbolI objects
 Args    : (optionalalphabets) Array of Bio::Symbol::SymbolI objects


 Title   : alphabets
 Usage   : my @alphabets = $alphabet->alphabets();
 Function: Get/Set Sub Alphabet list for an alphabet 
           Sub-alphabets. E.g. codons made from DNAxDNAxDNA alphabets
 Returns : Array of Bio::Symbol::AlphabetI objects
 Args    : (optional) Array of Bio::Symbol::AlphabetI objects


 Title   : contains
 Usage   : if($alphabet->contains($symbol)) { }
 Function: Tests of Symbol is contained in this alphabet
 Returns : Boolean
 Args    : Bio::Symbol::SymbolI
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