[Bioperl-l] ABI.pm and .ab1 files

Kevin Roland Viel kviel at emory.edu
Fri Mar 19 09:48:43 EST 2004

Is it possible to use the ABI.pm module to abstract the trace values from
*.ab1 files?  My inclination is that is not possible.  Admittedly, I am
quite weak in perl.  Examining the module, I see only that it uses the
binmode() function.  I do not have an example of an *.abi file, but I
cannot see where ABI.pm treats the file as anything different from a text
file.  I understand that the .ab1 file stores its data in Big Endian
format.  It could be that IO::File incorporates this, however.

Thanks in advance,


Kevin Viel
Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

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