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NAME

       Bio::Tools::Run::Alignment::Blat

SYNOPSIS

       Build a Blat factory.

         use Bio::Tools::Run::Alignment::Blat;

         my $factory = Bio::Tools::Run::Alignment::Blat->new();

         # Pass the factory a Bio::Seq object
         # @feats is an array of Bio::SeqFeature::Generic objects
         my @feats = $factory->run($seq,$DB);

DESCRIPTION

       Wrapper module for Blat program.  This newer version allows for all parameters to be set.

       Key bits not implemented yet (TODO):

       ·  Implement all needed Bio::Tools::Run::WrapperBase methods

          Missing are a few, including version().

       ·  Re-implement using IPC::Run

          Would like to get this running under something less reliant on OS-dependent changes
          within code.

       ·  No .2bit or .nib conversions yet

          These require callouts to faToNib or faTwoTwoBit, which may or may not be installed on
          a user's machine.  We can possibly add functionality to check for faToTwoBit/faToNib
          and other UCSC tools in the future.

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AUTHOR

        Chris Fields - cjfields at bioperl dot org

        Original author- Bala Email bala@tll.org.sg

APPENDIX

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

   new
        Title   : new
        Usage   : $blat->new(@params)
        Function: creates a new Blat factory
        Returns : Bio::Tools::Run::Alignment::Blat
        Args    :

   program_name
        Title   : program_name
        Usage   : $factory->program_name()
        Function: holds the program name
        Returns : string
        Args    : None

   program_dir
        Title   : program_dir
        Usage   : $factory->program_dir(@params)
        Function: returns the program directory, obtained from ENV variable.
        Returns : string
        Args    :

   run
        Title   :   run()
        Usage   :   $obj->run($query)
        Function:   Runs Blat and creates an array of featrues
        Returns :   An array of Bio::SeqFeature::Generic objects
        Args    :   A Bio::PrimarySeqI or a file name

   align
        Title   :   align
        Usage   :   $obj->align($query)
        Function:   Alias to run()

   db
   qsegment
        Title    : qsegment
        Usage    : $obj->qsegment('sequence_a:0-1000')
        Function : pass in a B<UCSC-compliant> string for the query sequence(s)
        Returns  : string
        Args     : string
        Status   : New
        Note     : Requires the sequence(s) in question be 2bit or nib format
        Reminder : UCSC segment/regions coordinates are 0-based half-open (sequence
                   begins at 0, but start isn't counted with length), whereas BioPerl
                   coordinates are 1-based closed (sequence begins with 1, both start
                   and end are counted in the length of the segment). For example, a
                   segment that is 'sequence_a:0-1000' will have BioPerl coordinates of
                   'sequence_a:1-1000', both with the same length (1000).

   tsegment
        Title    : tsegment
        Usage    : $obj->tsegment('sequence_a:0-1000')
        Function : pass in a B<UCSC-compliant> string for the target sequence(s)
        Returns  : string
        Args     : string
        Status   : New
        Note     : Requires the sequence(s) in question be 2bit or nib format
        Reminder : UCSC segment/regions coordinates are 0-based half-open (sequence
                   begins at 0, but start isn't counted with length), whereas BioPerl
                   coordinates are 1-based closed (sequence begins with 1, both start
                   and end are counted in the length of the segment). For example, a
                   segment that is 'sequence_a:0-1000' will have BioPerl coordinates of
                   'sequence_a:1-1000', both with the same length (1000).

   searchio
        Title    : searchio
        Usage    : $obj->searchio{-writer => $writer}
        Function : Pass in additional parameters to the returned Bio::SearchIO parser
        Returns  : Hash reference with Bio::SearchIO parameters
        Args     : Hash reference
        Status   : New
        Note     : Currently, this implementation overrides any passed -format
                   parameter based on whether the output is changed ('out').  This
                   may change if requested, but we can't see the utility of doing so,
                   as requesting mismatched output/parser combinations is just a recipe
                   for disaster

Bio::ParameterBaseI-specific methods

       These methods are part of the Bio::ParameterBaseI interface

   set_parameters
        Title   : set_parameters
        Usage   : $pobj->set_parameters(%params);
        Function: sets the parameters listed in the hash or array
        Returns : None
        Args    : [optional] hash or array of parameter/values.  These can optionally
                  be hash or array references
        Note    : This only sets parameters; to set methods use the method name

   reset_parameters
        Title   : reset_parameters
        Usage   : resets values
        Function: resets parameters to either undef or value in passed hash
        Returns : none
        Args    : [optional] hash of parameter-value pairs

   validate_parameters
        Title   : validate_parameters
        Usage   : $pobj->validate_parameters(1);
        Function: sets a flag indicating whether to validate parameters via
                  set_parameters() or reset_parameters()
        Returns : Bool
        Args    : [optional] value evaluating to True/False
        Note    : NYI

   parameters_changed
        Title   : parameters_changed
        Usage   : if ($pobj->parameters_changed) {...}
        Function: Returns boolean true (1) if parameters have changed
        Returns : Boolean (0 or 1)
        Args    : None
        Note    : This module does not run state checks, so this always returns True

   available_parameters
        Title   : available_parameters
        Usage   : @params = $pobj->available_parameters()
        Function: Returns a list of the available parameters
        Returns : Array of parameters
        Args    : [optional] name of executable being used; defaults to returning all
                  available parameters

   get_parameters
        Title   : get_parameters
        Usage   : %params = $pobj->get_parameters;
        Function: Returns list of set key-value pairs, parameter => value
        Returns : List of key-value pairs
        Args    : none

to_* methods

       All to_* methods are implementation-specific

   to_exe_string
        Title   : to_exe_string
        Usage   : $string = $pobj->to_exe_string;
        Function: Returns string (command line string in this case)
        Returns : String
        Args    :