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       Bio::Factory::AnalysisI - An interface to analysis tool factory


       This is an interface module - you do not instantiate it.  Use
       Bio::Tools::Run::AnalysisFactory module:

         use Bio::Tools::Run::AnalysisFactory;
         my $list = Bio::Tools::Run::AnalysisFactory->new->available_analyses;


       This interface contains all public methods for showing available analyses and for creating
       objects representing them.


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       Copyright (c) 2003, Martin Senger and EMBL-EBI.  All Rights Reserved.

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
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       This is actually the main documentation...

       If you try to call any of these methods directly on this "Bio::Factory::AnalysisI" object
       you will get a not implemented error message. You need to call them on a
       "Bio::Tools::Run::AnalysisFactory" object instead.

        Usage   : $factory->available_categories;
        Returns : an array reference with the names of
                  available categories
        Args    : none

       The analysis tools may be grouped into categories by their functional similarity, or by
       the similar data types they deal with. This method shows all available such categories.

        Usage   : $factory->available_analyses;
                  $factory->available_analyses ($category);
        Returns : an array reference with the names of
                  all available analyses, or the analyses
                  available in the given '$category'
        Args    : none || category_name

       Show available analyses. Their names usually consist of category analysis names, separated
       by "::".

        Usage   : $factory->create_analysis ($name);
        Returns : a Bio::Tools::Run::Analyis object
        Args    : analysis name

       A real factory method creating an analysis object. The created object gets all access and
       location information from the factory object.