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       Bio::Tools::Run::Maq - Run wrapper for the Maq short-read assembler *BETA*


        # create an assembly
        $maq_fac = Bio::Tools::Run::Maq->new();
        $maq_assy = $maq_fac->run( 'reads.fastq', 'refseq.fas' );
        # if IO::Uncompress::Gunzip is available...
        $maq_assy = $maq_fac->run( 'reads.fastq.gz', 'refseq.gz');
        # paired-end
        $maq_assy = $maq_fac->run( 'reads.fastq', 'refseq.fas', 'paired-reads.fastq');
        # be more strict
        $maq_fac->set_parameters( -c2q_min_map_quality => 60 );
        $maq_assy = $maq_fac->run( 'reads.fastq', 'refseq.fas', 'paired-reads.fastq');

        # run maq commands separately
        $maq_fac = Bio::Tools::Run::Maq->new(
           -command => 'pileup',
           -single_end_quality => 1 );
        $maq_fac->run_maq( -bfa => 'refseq.bfa',
                           -map => '',
                           -txt => 'maq_assy.pup.txt' );


       This module provides a wrapper interface for Heng Li's reference-directed short read
       assembly suite "maq" (see <> for manuals and

       There are two modes of action.

       ·   EasyMaq

           The first is a simple pipeline through the "maq" commands, taking your read data in
           and squirting out an assembly object of type Bio::Assembly::IO::maq. The pipeline is
           based on the one performed by " easyrun":

            Action                  maq commands
            ------                  ------------
            data conversion to      fasta2bfa, fastq2bfq
            maq binary formats

            map sequence reads      map
            to reference seq

            assemble, creating      assemble

            convert map & cns       mapview, cns2fq
            files to plaintext
            (for B:A:IO:maq)

           Command-line options can be directed to the "map", "assemble", and "cns2fq" steps. See
           "OPTIONS" below.

       ·   BigMaq

           The second mode is direct access to "maq" commands. To run a "maq" command, construct
           a run factory, specifying the desired command using the "-command" argument in the
           factory constructor, along with options specific to that command (see "OPTIONS"):

            $maqfac->Bio::Tools::Run::Maq->new( -command => 'fasta2bfa' );

           To execute, use the "run_maq" methods. Input and output files are specified in the
           arguments of "run_maq" (see "FILES"):

            $maqfac->run_maq( -fas => "myref.fas", -bfa => "myref.bfa" );


       "maq" is complex, with many subprograms (commands) and command-line options and file specs
       for each. This module attempts to provide commands and options comprehensively. You can
       browse the choices like so:

        $maqfac = Bio::Tools::Run::Maq->new( -command => 'assemble' );
        # all maq commands
        @all_commands = $maqfac->available_parameters('commands');
        @all_commands = $maqfac->available_commands; # alias
        # just for assemble
        @assemble_params = $maqfac->available_parameters('params');
        @assemble_switches = $maqfac->available_parameters('switches');
        @assemble_all_options = $maqfac->available_parameters();

       Reasonably mnemonic names have been assigned to the single-letter command line options.
       These are the names returned by "available_parameters", and can be used in the factory
       constructor like typical BioPerl named parameters.

       See <> for the gory details.


       When a command requires filenames, these are provided to the "run_maq" method, not the
       constructor ("new()"). To see the set of files required by a command, use
       "available_parameters('filespec')" or the alias "filespec()":

         $maqfac = Bio::Tools::Run::Maq->new( -command => 'map' );
         @filespec = $maqfac->filespec;

       This example returns the following array:


       This indicates that map ("maq" binary mapfile), bfa ("maq" binary fasta), and bfq ("maq"
       binary fastq) files MUST be specified, another bfq file MAY be specified, and a log file
       receiving STDERR also MAY be specified. Use these in the "run_maq" call like so:

        $maqfac->run_maq( -map => '', -bfa => 'myrefseq.bfa',
                          -bfq1 => 'reads1.bfq', -bfq2 => 'reads2.bfq' );

       Here, the "log" parameter was unspecified. Therefore, the object will store the programs
       STDERR output for you in the "stderr()" attribute:

        handle_map_warning($maqfac) if ($maqfac->stderr =~ /warning/);

       STDOUT for a run is also saved, in "stdout()", unless a file is specified to slurp it
       according to the filespec. "maq" STDOUT usually contains useful information on the run.


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

        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $obj = new Bio::Tools::Run::Maq();
        Function: Builds a new Bio::Tools::Run::Maq object
        Returns : an instance of Bio::Tools::Run::Maq
        Args    :

        Title   : run
        Usage   : $assembly = $maq_assembler->run($read1_fastq_file,
        Function: Run the maq assembly pipeline.
        Returns : Assembly results (file, IO object or Assembly object)
        Args    : - fastq file containing single-end reads
                  - fasta file containing the reference sequence
                  - [optional] fastq file containing paired-end reads
        Note    : gzipped inputs are allowed if IO::Uncompress::Gunzip
                  is available

        Title   : run_maq
        Usage   : $obj->run_maq( @file_args )
        Function: Run a maq command as specified during object contruction
        Returns :
        Args    : a specification of the files to operate on:

        Title   : stdout
        Usage   : $fac->stdout()
        Function: store the output from STDOUT for the run,
                  if no file specified in run_maq()
        Example :
        Returns : scalar string
        Args    : on set, new value (a scalar or undef, optional)

        Title   : stderr
        Usage   : $fac->stderr()
        Function: store the output from STDERR for the run,
                  if no file is specified in run_maq()
        Example :
        Returns : scalar string
        Args    : on set, new value (a scalar or undef, optional)

Bio::Tools::Run::AssemblerBase overrides



        Convert input fastq and fasta to maq format.

        Title   : _collate_subcmd_args
        Usage   : $args_hash = $self->_collate_subcmd_args
        Function: collate parameters and switches into command-specific
                  arg lists for passing to new()
        Returns : hash of named argument lists
        Args    : [optional] composite cmd prefix (scalar string)
                  [default is 'run']

        Title   :   _run
        Usage   :   $factory->_run()
        Function:   Run a maq assembly pipeline
        Returns :   depends on call (An assembly file)
        Args    :   - single end read file in maq bfq format
                    - reference seq file in maq bfa format
                    - [optional] paired end read file in maq bfq format

        Title   : available_parameters
        Usage   : @cmds = $fac->available_commands('commands');
        Function: Use to browse available commands, params, or switches
        Returns : array of scalar strings
        Args    : 'commands' : all maq commands
                  'params'   : parameters for this object's command
                  'switches' : boolean switches for this object's command
                  'filespec' : the filename spec for this object's command
        4Geeks  : Overrides Bio::ParameterBaseI via