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       Bio::DB::Registry - Access to the Open Bio Database Access registry scheme


           use Bio::DB::Registry();

           $registry = Bio::DB::Registry->new();

           @available_services = $registry->services;

           $db = $registry->get_database('embl');
           # $db is a Bio::DB::SeqI implementing class

           $seq = $db->get_Seq_by_acc("J02231");


       This module provides access to the Open Bio Database Access (OBDA) scheme, which provides
       a single cross-language and cross-platform specification of how to get to databases. These
       databases may be accessible through the Web, they may be BioSQL databases, or they may be
       local, indexed flatfile databases.

       If the user or system administrator has not installed the default init file,
       seqdatabase.ini, in /etc/bioinformatics or ${HOME}/.bioinformatics then creating the first
       Registry object copies the default settings from the The Registry object
       will attempt to store these settings in a new file,

       Users can specify one or more custom locations for the init file by setting
       $OBDA_SEARCH_PATH to those directories, where multiple directories should be separated by

       Please see the OBDA Access HOWTO for more information

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       of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

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

        Title   : _load_registry
        Usage   :
        Function: Looks for seqdatabase.ini files in the expected locations and
                  in the directories specified by $OBDA_SEARCH_PATH. If no files
                  are found download a default file from
        Returns : nothing
        Args    : none

        Title   : get_database
        Usage   : my $db = $registry->get_database($dbname);
        Function: Retrieve a Database object which implements Bio::DB::SeqI interface
        Returns : Bio::DB::SeqI object
        Args    : string describing the name of the database

        Title   : services
        Usage   : my @available = $registry->services();
        Function: returns list of possible services
        Returns : list of strings
        Args    : none

        Title   : _get_ini_files
        Usage   : my @files = $self->_get_ini_files
        Function: To find all the seqdatabase.ini files
        Returns : list of seqdatabase.ini paths
        Args    : None

        Title   : _make_private_registry
        Usage   :
        Function: Make private registry in file in $HOME
        Returns : Path to private registry file
        Args    : None