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NAME

       Bio::SearchIO::SearchWriterI - Interface for outputting parsed Search results

SYNOPSIS

       Bio::SearchIO::SearchWriterI objects cannot be instantiated since this module defines a
       pure interface.

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

           print $writer->to_string( $result_obj, @args );

DESCRIPTION

       This module defines abstract methods that all subclasses must implement to be used for
       outputting results from Bio::Search::Result::ResultI objects.

AUTHOR

       Steve Chervitz <sac-at-bioperl.org>

DISCLAIMER

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

APPENDIX

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

   to_string
        Purpose   : Produces data for each Search::Result::ResultI in a string.
                  : This is an abstract method. For some useful implementations,
                  : see ResultTableWriter.pm, HitTableWriter.pm,
                  : and HSPTableWriter.pm.
        Usage     : print $writer->to_string( $result_obj, @args );
        Argument  : $result_obj = A Bio::Search::Result::ResultI object
                  : @args = any additional arguments used by your implementation.
        Returns   : String containing data for each search Result or any of its
                  : sub-objects (Hits and HSPs).
        Throws    : n/a

   start_report
        Title   : start_report
        Usage   : $self->start_report()
        Function: The method to call when starting a report. You can override it
                  to make a custom header
        Returns : string
        Args    : none

   end_report
        Title   : end_report
        Usage   : $self->end_report()
        Function: The method to call when ending a report, this is
                  mostly for cleanup for formats which require you to
                  have something at the end of the document (</BODY></HTML>)
                  for HTML
        Returns : string
        Args    : none

   filter
        Title   : filter
        Usage   : $writer->filter('hsp', \&hsp_filter);
        Function: Filter out either at HSP,Hit,or Result level
        Returns : none
        Args    : string => data type,
                  CODE reference