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       Bio::PopGen::IO::prettybase - Extract individual allele data from PrettyBase format


       Do not use directly, use through the Bio::PopGen::IO driver


       This object will parse comma delimited PrettyBase output.  PrettyBase is defined by the

       This is expected to be tab delimited (you can vary with the field_delimiter flag SITE

       There are 2 initialization parameters, the delimiter (-field_delimiter) [default 'tab']
       and a boolean -no_header which specifies if there is no header line to read in.  All lines
       starting with '#' will be skipped


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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich



       Matthew Hahn,


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

        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $obj = Bio::PopGen::IO::prettybase->new();
        Function: Builds a new Bio::PopGen::IO::prettybase object
        Returns : an instance of Bio::PopGen::IO::prettybase
        Args    : -field_delimiter      => a field delimiter character or regexp (default is /\t/ )
                  -header               => boolean if the file will have a header and parser should
                                           skip first line in the file (default is false)
                  -convert_indel_states => convert alleles which are longer than one character
                                           to an 'I' meaning insert state, and alleles which are
                                           '-' to a delete state.
                                           (default is false)

        Title   : flag
        Usage   : $obj->flag($flagname,$newval)
        Function: Get/Set the flag value
        Returns : value of a flag (a boolean)
        Args    : A flag name, currently we expect
                  'header', 'field_delimiter', or 'allele_delimiter'
                  on set, new value (a boolean or undef, optional)

        Title   : next_individual
        Usage   : my $ind = $popgenio->next_individual;
        Function: Retrieve the next individual from a dataset
        Returns : Bio::PopGen::IndividualI object
        Args    : none

        Title   : next_population
        Usage   : my $ind = $popgenio->next_population;
        Function: Retrieve the next population from a dataset
        Returns : Bio::PopGen::PopulationI object
        Args    : none
        Note    : Many implementation will not implement this

        Title   : write_individual
        Usage   : $popgenio->write_individual($ind);
        Function: Write an individual out in the file format
        Returns : none
        Args    : L<Bio::PopGen::PopulationI> object(s)

        Title   : write_population
        Usage   : $popgenio->write_population($pop);
        Function: Write a population out in the file format
        Returns : none
        Args    : L<Bio::PopGen::PopulationI> object(s)
        Note    : Many implementation will not implement this