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NAME

       Bio::SeqIO::tab - nearly raw sequence file input/output stream. Reads/writes
       id"\t"sequence"\n"

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       This object can transform Bio::Seq objects to and from tabbed flat file databases.

       It is very useful when doing large scale stuff using the Unix command line utilities
       (grep, sort, awk, sed, split, you name it). Imagine that you have a format converter
       'seqconvert' along the following lines:

         my $in  = Bio::SeqIO->newFh(-fh => \*STDIN , '-format' => $from);
         my $out = Bio::SeqIO->newFh(-fh=> \*STDOUT, '-format' => $to);
         print $out $_ while <$in>;

       then you can very easily filter sequence files for duplicates as:

         $ seqconvert < foo.fa -from fasta -to tab | sort -u |\
              seqconvert -from tab -to fasta > foo-unique.fa

       Or grep [-v] for certain sequences with:

         $ seqconvert < foo.fa -from fasta -to tab | grep -v '^S[a-z]*control' |\
              seqconvert -from tab -to fasta > foo-without-controls.fa

       Or chop up a huge file with sequences into smaller chunks with:

         $ seqconvert < all.fa -from fasta -to tab | split -l 10 - chunk-
         $ for i in chunk-*; do seqconvert -from tab -to fasta < $i > $i.fa; done
         # (this creates files chunk-aa.fa, chunk-ab.fa, ..., each containing 10
         # sequences)

FEEDBACK

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   Support
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       bioperl-l@bioperl.org

       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.

   Reporting Bugs
       Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their
       resolution.  Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

         https://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live/issues

AUTHORS

       Philip Lijnzaad, p.lijnzaad@med.uu.nl

APPENDIX

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

   next_seq
        Title   : next_seq
        Usage   : $seq = $stream->next_seq()
        Function: returns the next sequence in the stream
        Returns : Bio::Seq object
        Args    :

   write_seq
        Title   : write_seq
        Usage   : $stream->write_seq($seq)
        Function: writes the $seq object into the stream
        Returns : 1 for success and 0 for error
        Args    : Bio::Seq object