Christopher Fields > BioPerl-1.6.923 > Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory

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NAME ^

Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::ClusterI (or derived class) through a factory

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory;
    # if you don't provide a default type, the factory will try
    # some guesswork based on display_id and namespace
    my $factory = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new(-type => 'Bio::Cluster::UniGene');
    my $clu = $factory->create_object(-description => 'NAT',
                                      -display_id  => 'Hs.2');

DESCRIPTION ^

This object will build Bio::ClusterI objects generically.

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.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

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

AUTHOR - Hilmar Lapp ^

Email hlapp at gmx.net

APPENDIX ^

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

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory object 
 Returns : Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory
 Args    : -type => string, name of a ClusterI derived class.
                    If not provided, the factory will have to guess
                    from ID and namespace, which may or may not be
                    successful.

create_object

 Title   : create_object
 Usage   : my $seq = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>);
 Function: Instantiates new Bio::ClusterI (or one of its child classes)

           This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of
           cluster objects.

 Returns : L<Bio::ClusterI> compliant object
           The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"...").
 Args    : initialization parameters specific to the type of cluster
           object we want.  Typically 
           -display_id  => $name
           -description => description of the cluster
           -members     => arrayref, members of the cluster

_guess_type

 Title   : _guess_type
 Usage   :
 Function: Guesses the right type of L<Bio::ClusterI> 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
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