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Bio::Community::IO::Driver::generic - Driver to read and write files in a generic tab-delimited site-by-species table format


   my $in = Bio::Community::IO->new( -file => 'gaas_communities.txt', -format => 'generic' );

   # See Bio::Community::IO for more information


This Bio::Community::IO::Driver::generic driver reads and writes files in a generic format. Multiple communities can be written in a file to generate a site-by- species table (OTU table), in which the entries are tab-delimited. Example:

  Species       site A  site B
  species 1     321     94
  species 2     0       58
  species 3     47      26

For each Bio::Community::Member $member generated from a generic site-by-species file, $member->desc() contains the content of the species field. Since the generic format does not specify a member ID, one is automatically generated and can be retrieved using $member->id().


See Bio::Community::IO.


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Copyright 2011-2014 by Florent Angly <>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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