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       Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::ClusterI (or derived class) through
       a factory


           use Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory;
           # if you don't provide a default type, the factory will try
           # some guesswork based on display_id and namespace
           my $factory = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new(-type => 'Bio::Cluster::UniGene');
           my $clu = $factory->create_object(-description => 'NAT',
                                             -display_id  => 'Hs.2');


       This object will build Bio::ClusterI objects generically.


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

        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new();
        Function: Builds a new Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory object
        Returns : Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory
        Args    : -type => string, name of a ClusterI derived class.
                           If not provided, the factory will have to guess
                           from ID and namespace, which may or may not be

        Title   : create_object
        Usage   : my $seq = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>);
        Function: Instantiates new Bio::ClusterI (or one of its child classes)

                  This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of
                  cluster objects.

        Returns : L<Bio::ClusterI> compliant object
                  The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"...").
        Args    : initialization parameters specific to the type of cluster
                  object we want.  Typically
                  -display_id  => $name
                  -description => description of the cluster
                  -members     => arrayref, members of the cluster

        Title   : _guess_type
        Usage   :
        Function: Guesses the right type of L<Bio::ClusterI> implementation
                  based on initialization parameters for the prospective
        Example :
        Returns : the type (a string, the module name)
        Args    : initialization parameters to be passed to the prospective
                  cluster object