[Bioperl-l] Bio::Align::AlignI for EMBOSS:needle

Ryan Golhar golharam at umdnj.edu
Mon Aug 15 13:59:22 EDT 2005

That's exactly what I'm doing now....just regex parsing the similarity
line...didn't know if it was built into bioperl and I was just missing

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Stajich [mailto:jason.stajich at duke.edu] 
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 12:04 PM
To: golharam at umdnj.edu
Cc: 'Bioperl List'
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Bio::Align::AlignI for EMBOSS:needle

You could sort of figure it out by processing the match_line output  
and counting the number of ':", '.', and '*' items and dividing by  
the aln length.

If we did parse it - there isn't really anywhere to put that sort of  
field right now in SimpleAlign.

I generally just have simple perl parser I run on needle/water output  
to get the percent similar/identical stats and if I need the  
alignment then parse it again with AlignIO;

Something like:
my %stats;
while(<$io>) {
+)\s*%\s*\)/ ) {
   $stats{$1} = [$2,$3,$4];

# process with AlignIO....


On Aug 15, 2005, at 11:38 AM, Ryan Golhar wrote:

> EMBOSS needle reports percent identity and percent similarity, however

> Bio::Align::AlignI has no method for obtain the percent similarity.
> My code is essentially:
> my $in = new Bio::AlignIO(-format => 'emboss', -fh => new 
> IO::String($output)); my $aln = $in->next_aln;
> $fepct = $aln->overall_percentage_identity;
> I tried the different percentage_identity methods to see if any of
> them
> work, but they don't give the similarity number.  Is there a way to  
> get
> the percent similarity through bioperl?
> Also, the description part of the document for 
> overall_percentage_identity has a type for the Title.
> Ryan
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Jason Stajich
Duke University

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