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NAME ^

Bio::Affymetrix::CDF::Probeset- an Affymetrix probeset in an CDF file

SYNOPSIS ^

use Bio::Affymetrix::CDF;

# Parse the CDF file

my $cdf=new Bio::Affymetrix::CDF();

$cdf->parse_from_file("foo.cdf");

# Print out the probeset name of Unit 1001

my $probeset=$cdf->probesets()->{1001};

print $probeset->name();

DESCRIPTION ^

The Affymetrix microarray system produces files in a variety of formats. If this means nothing to you, these modules are probably not for you :). After these modules have parsed a CDF file, the resulting Bio::Affymetrix::CDF file contains a hash of Bio::Affmetrix::CDF::Probeset objects, keyed on the unit number. This allows you look at the details of the probeset.

If you have parsed a CDF file with probe-level parsing turned on, you can examine the individual probes using the probes method. By altering the contents of this array, you can redesign the chip! NASC use this in our cross-species work (http://affymetrix.arabidopsis.info/xspecies).

HINTS

You can only get probe-level information if you have parsed the CDF object with probe-level parsing turned on.

WARNING

The probe level parsing interface is a bit inelegant at the moment. This might change in future versions.

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2005 by Nick James, David J Craigon, NASC (arabidopsis.info), The University of Nottingham

This module is free software. You can copy or redistribute it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Affymetrix is a registered trademark of Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA.

AUTHORS ^

Nick James (nick at arabidopsis.info)

David J Craigon (david at arabidopsis.info)

Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (http://arabidopsis.info), University of Nottingham.

METHODS ^

new

  Arg [0]    : none
  Example    : my $cdf=new Bio::Affymetrix::CDF::Probeset();
  Description: constructor for Bio::Affymetrix::CDF::Probeset
object. You probably do not want to make these objects yourself yet, however.
  Returntype : new Bio::Affmetrix::CDF::Probeset object
  Exceptions : none
  Caller     : general

unit_name Arg [1] : string $unit_name (optional) Example : my $unit_name=$ps->unit_name() Description: Always NONE for expression arrays. Only available in MAS5 files Returntype : string Exceptions : none Caller : general

is_sense Arg [1] : boolean $sense (optional) Example : if ($ps->is_sense()) { .... } Description: Returns true when this is a sense (rather than anti-sense) probeset. Only available in MAS5 files Returntype : boolean Exceptions : none Caller : general

original_num_probepairs Arg [0] : none Example : my $probepairs=$ps->original_num_probepairs() Description: Get the number of probepairs in this probeset Returntype : integer Exceptions : none Caller : general

original_num_probes Arg [0] : none Example : my $probepairs=$ps->original_num_probes() Description: Get the number of probes in this probeset Returntype : integer Exceptions : none Caller : general

original_unit_number Arg [0] : none Example : my $probepairs=$ps->unit_number() Description: Get the unit number of this probeset (a unique number assigned to each probe in the CDF file but otherwise meaningless) Returntype : integer Exceptions : none Caller : general

unit_type Arg [1] : optional, one of "CustomSeq", "genotyping", "expression", "tag/GenFlex" Example : my $unit_type=$ps->unit_type() Description: Get/Set the unit number of this probeset. Probably expression only Returntype : one of "CustomSeq", "genotyping", "expression", "tag/GenFlex" Exceptions : none Caller : general

mutation_type Arg [0] : integer Example : none Description: Get/set mutation_type. If this is a genotyping probe set, 0=substitution, 1=insertion, 2=deletion. Only available in MAS5 arrays using this software. Returntype : integer Exceptions : none Caller : general

name Arg [1] : string Example : my $name=$ps->name() Description: Get/set name of probeset Returntype : string Exceptions : none Caller : general

probe_pairs Arg [1] : arrayref $probelist Example : my @probes=$ps->probe_pairs() Description: Get/set list of probe pairs making up this array. Only available if with probes mode is used.

    Returns an reference to an array of "probe pairs". Each "probe pair"
    is an array reference containing two Bio::Affymetrix::CDF::Probe
    objects.
    
    The design of the CDF file implies that one point chips with 3
    mismatch probes and one perfect match probe were mooted, but we
    are unsure whether any of these were ever released to the
    public. Nevertheless, these modules are ready!

  Returntype : reference to array of arrayrefs of Bio::Affymetrix::CDF::Probe objects
  Exceptions : none
  Caller     : general

CDF Arg [1] : Bio::Affymetrix::CDF object $probelist Example : my $cdf=$ps->probes() Description: Get/set CDF object this probeset belongs to. Returntype : Bio::Affymetrix::CDF object Exceptions : none Caller : general

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