[Bioperl-l] EUtilities help

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Aug 19 13:39:03 EDT 2008

As mentioned in previous posts and in the original POD, the original  
Bio::DB::EUtilities was experimental (unstable API).  It is deprecated  
in favor of the bioperl-live interface, which splits the user agent  
and parameter handling (Bio::DB::EUtilities, EUtilParameters) from the  
parsers (Bio::Tools::EUtilities).  Unfortunately, the original design  
was too rushed so any XML changes broke the tools; I basically had to  
start from the ground up again.  Any changes to eutil output should  
now be easier to deal with (famous last words).

I am still planning on adding a few things to it (including tests for  
the parser and user agent) but it shouldn't change substantially from  
what is in the cookbook.


On Aug 19, 2008, at 2:30 AM, Dave Messina wrote:

> Hi Warren,
> Are you upgrading to 1.5.2 or downgrading from bioperl-live?
> If the former, you might consider going all the way to bioperl-live,  
> whose
> EUtilities support is improved significantly and documented  
> extensively
> here:
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/HOWTO:EUtilities_Cookbook
> If the latter, I don't believe there is, but Chris Fields will know  
> for sure
> and will probably chime in.
> Dave
> To get bioperl-live
> as a tarball: http://www.bioperl.org/DIST/nightly_builds/
> or via Subversion: http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Using_Subversion
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Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Marie-Claude Hofmann
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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