[Bioperl-l] SeqFeature scores
hlapp at gmx.net
Thu Oct 16 18:12:13 EDT 2008
On Oct 14, 2008, at 1:28 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
> Personally I'm not sure how we'd store score data in BioSQL. Is
> 'score' within the schema? I suppose we could add it as a specific
> tag value but that seems potentially hackish and prone to naming
Well, yes there might be naming conflicts, if someone wanted to add a
tag to a seqfeature called 'score', for example.
But would there be cases where it would make sense to have value
stored in the feature's $feat->score() method *and* a (semantically)
different one as the 'score' tag's value? Quite frankly I'd be hard-
pressed to come up with a scenario where that might make sense.
So as far as I am concerned I wouldn't actually have a problem with
changing the implementation of score() to store/pull the value to/from
the tag/value hash. In fact, that's what B::SF::Similarity does for
the attributes it adds methods for (such as bits, significance, etc).
Thoughts? I'm copying this to the Bioperl list as really it is a
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