Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::AnnotationI (or derived class) through a factory
use Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory; # my $factory = Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory->new( -type => 'Bio::Annotation::SimpleValue'); my $ann = $factory->create_object(-value => 'peroxisome', -tagname => 'cellular component');
This object will build Bio::AnnotationI objects generically.
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This is mostly copy-and-paste with subsequent adaptation from Bio::Seq::SeqFactory by Jason Stajich. Most credits should in fact go to him.
The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _
Title : new Usage : my $obj = Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory->new(); Function: Builds a new Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory object Returns : Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory Args : -type => string, name of a L<Bio::AnnotationI> derived class.
If type is not set the module guesses it based on arguments passed to method create_object.
Title : create_object Usage : my $seq = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>); Function: Instantiates new Bio::AnnotationI (or one of its child classes) This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of cluster objects. Returns : L<Bio::AnnotationI> compliant object The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"..."). Args : initialization parameters specific to the type of annotation object we want.
Title : type Usage : $obj->type($newval) Function: Get/set the type of L<Bio::AnnotationI> object to be created. This may be changed at any time during the lifetime of this factory. Returns : value of type Args : newvalue (optional)
Title : _guess_type Usage : Function: Guesses the right type of L<Bio::AnnotationI> implementation based on initialization parameters for the prospective object. Example : Returns : the type (a string, the module name) Args : initialization parameters to be passed to the prospective cluster object