More ACD Syntax manual corrections

James Bonfield jkb at
Tue Feb 13 13:03:06 UTC 2001

The calculated attributes are poorly defined between seqall and seqset.
The main table under the heading of "Ajax Data Types" lists totweight as
calculated in seqset, but not seqall. Also all of the sequence types have
nucleic as a calculated attribute.

Later on in the "Calculated Attributes" section another table is presented
where seqset is mislabeled as seqall. Nucleic is also missing from all of the
types shown.

Finally, dbifasta, dbiflat and dbigcg all use the keyword "is:" in ACD
expressions. For now I'm assuming that "is: $(dbname)" means $(dbname) != "".
Could is: be added to the documentation? (Perhaps it is, but searching for
"is" is lunacy, and is: finds nothing relevant.)


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