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NAME

       Bio::Search::DatabaseI - Interface for a database used in a sequence search

SYNOPSIS

       Bio::Search::DatabaseI objects should not be instantiated since this module defines a pure
       interface.

       Given an object that implements the Bio::Search::DatabaseI  interface, you can do the
       following things with it:

           $name = $db->name();

           $date = $db->date();

           $num_letters = $db->letters();

           $num_entries = $db->entries();

DESCRIPTION

       This module defines methods for an object that provides metadata information about a
       database used for sequence searching.

FEEDBACK

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   Support
       Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:

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       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:

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AUTHOR

       Steve Chervitz <sac@bioperl.org>

       See the FEEDBACK section  for where to send bug reports and comments.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2001 Steve Chervitz. All Rights Reserved.

DISCLAIMER

       This software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

APPENDIX

       The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.

   name
        Usage     : $name = $db->name();
        Purpose   : Get the name of the database searched.
        Returns   : String
        Argument  : n/a

   date
        Usage     : $date = $db->date();
        Purpose   : Get the creation date of the queried database.
        Returns   : String
        Argument  : n/a

   letters
        Usage     : $num_letters = $db->letters();
        Purpose   : Get the number of letters in the queried database.
        Returns   : Integer
        Argument  : n/a

   entries
        Usage     : $num_entries = $db->entries();
        Purpose   : Get the number of entries in the queried database.
        Returns   : Integer
        Argument  : n/a