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       Bio::AlignIO::nexus - NEXUS format sequence input/output stream


       Do not use this module directly.  Use it via the Bio::AlignIO class.

           use Bio::AlignIO;

           my $in = Bio::AlignIO->new(-format => 'nexus',
                                     -file   => '');
           while( my $aln = $in->next_aln ) {
               # do something with the alignment


       This object can transform Bio::Align::AlignI objects to and from NEXUS data blocks. See
       method documentation for supported NEXUS features.


       Will Fisher has written an excellent standalone NEXUS format parser in Perl, readnexus. A
       number of tricks were adapted from it.


       Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:

       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.

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AUTHORS - Heikki Lehvaslaiho

       Email: heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org


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

        Title   : new
        Usage   : $alignio = Bio::AlignIO->new(-format => 'nexus', -file => 'filename');
        Function: returns a new Bio::AlignIO object to handle clustalw files
        Returns : Bio::AlignIO::clustalw object
        Args    : -verbose => verbosity setting (-1,0,1,2)
                  -file    => name of file to read in or with ">" - writeout
                  -fh      => alternative to -file param - provide a filehandle
                              to read from/write to
                  -format  => type of Alignment Format to process or produce

                  Customization of nexus flavor output

                  -show_symbols => print the symbols="ATGC" in the data definition
                                   (MrBayes does not like this)
                                   boolean [default is 1]
                  -show_endblock => print an 'endblock;' at the end of the data
                                   (MyBayes does not like this)
                                   boolean [default is 1]

        Title   : next_aln
        Usage   : $aln = $stream->next_aln()
        Function: Returns the next alignment in the stream.

                  Supports the following NEXUS format features:
                  - The file has to start with '#NEXUS'
                  - Reads in the name of the alignment from a comment
                    (anything after 'TITLE: ') .
                  - Sequence names can be given in a taxa block, too.
                  - If matchchar notation is used, converts
                    them back to sequence characters.
                  - Does character conversions specified in the
                    NEXUS equate command.
                  - Sequence names of type 'Homo sapiens' and
                    Homo_sapiens are treated identically.

        Returns : L<Bio::Align::AlignI> object
        Args    :

        Title   : write_aln
        Usage   : $stream->write_aln(@aln)
        Function: Writes the $aln object into the stream in interleaved NEXUS
                  format. Everything is written into a data block.
                  SimpleAlign methods match_char, missing_char and gap_char must be set
                  if you want to see them in the output.
        Returns : 1 for success and 0 for error
        Args    : L<Bio::Align::AlignI> object

        Title   : flag
        Usage   : $obj->flag($name,$value)
        Function: Get/Set a flag value
        Returns : value of flag (a scalar)
        Args    : on set, new value (a scalar or undef, optional)