[Bioperl-l] remote ncbi blast

Jeffrey Chang jchang@SMI.Stanford.EDU
Wed, 4 Apr 2001 13:37:36 -0700 (PDT)

>    A second approach is to try and submit a job via HTTP and use the
> queueing system and checking back periodically to see if a job is
> finished.  This will require some reverse engineering of ncbi blast
> request forms and I suspect would not be the easiest thing in the
> world so I would leave it as a second tier approach.  It is more
> attractive because we can implement a pure perl solution.

Yes, this is pretty hairy and gave us some trouble.  However, Brad Chapman
has worked out this solution for biopython, and it would probably not be
too hard to port it to perl.