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       Bio::Index::Fastq - Interface for indexing (multiple) fastq files


           # Complete code for making an index for several
           # fastq files
           use Bio::Index::Fastq;
           use strict;

           my $Index_File_Name = shift;
           my $inx = Bio::Index::Fastq->new(
               '-filename' => $Index_File_Name,
               '-write_flag' => 1);

           # Print out several sequences present in the index
           # in Fastq format
           use Bio::Index::Fastq;
           use strict;

           my $Index_File_Name = shift;
           my $inx = Bio::Index::Fastq->new('-filename' => $Index_File_Name);
           my $out = Bio::SeqIO->new('-format' => 'Fastq','-fh' => \*STDOUT);

           foreach my $id (@ARGV) {
               my $seq = $inx->fetch($id); # Returns Bio::Seq::Quality object

           # or, alternatively
           my $id;
           my $seq = $inx->get_Seq_by_id($id); #identical to fetch


       Inherits functions for managing dbm files from, and provides the
       basic funtionality for indexing fastq files, and retrieving the sequence from them. Note:
       for best results 'use strict'.

       Bio::Index::Fastq supports the Bio::DB::BioSeqI interface, meaning it can be used as a
       Sequence database for other parts of bioperl


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

        Title   : _file_format
        Function: The file format for this package, which is needed
                  by the SeqIO system when reading the sequence.
        Returns : 'Fastq'

         Title   : _index_file
         Usage   : $index->_index_file( $file_name, $i )
         Function: Specialist function to index FASTQ format files.
                   Is provided with a filename and an integer
                   by make_index in its SUPER class.
         Example :
         Returns :
         Args    :

         Title   : id_parser
         Usage   : $index->id_parser( CODE )
         Function: Stores or returns the code used by record_id to
                   parse the ID for record from a string.  Useful
                   for (for instance) specifying a different
                   parser for different flavours of FASTQ file.
                   Returns \&default_id_parser (see below) if not
                   set. If you supply your own id_parser
                   subroutine, then it should expect a fastq
                   description line.  An entry will be added to
                   the index for each string in the list returned.
         Example : $index->id_parser( \&my_id_parser )
         Returns : ref to CODE if called without arguments
         Args    : CODE

         Title   : default_id_parser
         Usage   : $id = default_id_parser( $header )
         Function: The default Fastq ID parser for
                   Returns $1 from applying the regexp /^>\s*(\S+)/
                   to $header.
         Returns : ID string
         Args    : a fastq header line string