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       tcode - Identify protein-coding regions using Fickett TESTCODE statistic


       tcode -sequence seqall -datafile datafile -window integer -step integer -plot toggle
             -outfile report -graph xygraph

       tcode -help


       tcode is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software
       Suite”). It is part of the "Nucleic:Gene finding" command group(s).


   Input section
       -sequence seqall

       -datafile datafile
           The default data file is Etcode.dat and contains coding probabilities for each base.
           The probabilities are for both positional and compositional information. Default
           value: Etcode.dat

   Required section
       -window integer
           This is the number of nucleotide bases over which the TESTCODE statistic will be
           performed each time. The window will then slide along the sequence, covering the same
           number of bases each time. Default value: 200

   Advanced section
       -step integer
           The selected window will, by default, slide along the nucleotide sequence by three
           bases at a time, retaining the frame (although the algorithm is not frame sensitive).
           This may be altered to increase or decrease the increment of the slide. Default value:

   Output section
       -plot toggle
           On selection a graph of the sequence (X axis) plotted against the coding score (Y
           axis) will be displayed. Sequence above the green line is coding, that below the red
           line is non-coding. Default value: N

       -outfile report

       -graph xygraph


       Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or
       directly to the EMBOSS developers


       tcode is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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