Bio::Phylo::Matrices::Characters - Container of character objects
# No direct usage
Objects of this type hold a list of Bio::Phylo::Matrices::Character objects, i.e. columns in a matrix. By default, a matrix will be initialized to hold one object of this type (which can be retrieved using $matrix->get_characters). Its main function is to facilitate NeXML serialization of matrix objects, though this may expand in the future.
Serializes characters to nexml format.
Type : Format convertor Title : to_xml Usage : my $xml = $characters->to_xml; Function: Converts characters object into a nexml element structure. Returns : Nexml block (SCALAR). Args : NONE
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This object inherits from Bio::Phylo::Matrices::TypeSafeData, so the methods defined therein are also applicable to characters objects objects.
If you use Bio::Phylo in published research, please cite it:
Rutger A Vos, Jason Caravas, Klaas Hartmann, Mark A Jensen and Chase Miller, 2011. Bio::Phylo - phyloinformatic analysis using Perl. BMC Bioinformatics 12:63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-12-63