[Bioperl-l] SeqIO.pm question

Simon K. Chan skchan at cs.usask.ca
Wed Apr 28 12:41:46 EDT 2004

Hi All,

I'm curious as to how the SeqIO module works.  By that, I don't mean how the
code functions.  Say I would like to convert a file in one format to a file in
another format.  How do I know what data in format 1 corresponds to what data in
format 2?

For example, I noticed that the DEFINITION header in a GenBank file corresponds
to the description in a fasta format.   

When SeqIO was coded, was there a list (or something like it) that allowed the
programmers to say "Ok, this data in this format corresponds to this data in the
other format?"

I hope the question is clear....


Warmest Regards,
Simon K. Chan
Bioinformatics, Crosby Lab
skchan at cs.usask.ca

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