Provided by: libbio-perl-perl_1.6.901-2_all bug

NAME

       Bio::Index::Fasta - Interface for indexing (multiple) fasta files

SYNOPSIS

           # Make an index for one or more fasta files
           use Bio::Index::Fasta;
           use strict;

           my $Index_File_Name = shift;
           my $inx = Bio::Index::Fasta->new(-filename => $Index_File_Name,
                                            -write_flag => 1);
           $inx->make_index(@ARGV);

           # Once the index is made it can accessed, either in the
           # same script or a different one
           use Bio::Index::Fasta;
           use strict;

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION

       Inherits functions for managing dbm files from Bio::Index::Abstract.pm, and provides the
       basic funtionallity for indexing fasta files, and retrieving the sequence from them. For
       best results 'use strict'.

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

       Additional example code is available in scripts/index/*PLS and in the Bioperl Tutorial
       (<http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Bptutorial.pl>)

       Note that by default the key for the sequence will be the first continuous string after
       the '>' in the fasta header. If you want to use a specific substring of the fasta header
       you must use the id_parser() method.

       You can also set or customize the unique key used to retrieve by writing your own function
       and calling the id_parser() method.  For example:

          $inx->id_parser(\&get_id);
          # make the index
          $inx->make_index($file_name);

          # here is where the retrieval key is specified
          sub get_id {
             my $line = shift;
             $line =~ /^>.+gi\|(\d+)/;
             $1;
          }

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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
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       resolution.  Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

         https://redmine.open-bio.org/projects/bioperl/

AUTHOR - James Gilbert

       Email - jgrg@sanger.ac.uk

APPENDIX

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

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

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

   id_parser
         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 FASTA file.
                   Returns \&default_id_parser (see below) if not
                   set. If you supply your own id_parser
                   subroutine, then it should expect a fasta
                   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

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