New report format needed?
pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Mar 10 09:11:12 UTC 2004
Henrikki Almusa wrote:
> There are few programs in Emboss package that create a report on sequence and
> its "statistics". For example are pepstat, cai, cusp and geecee. Now each of
> these have nearly similar formats, but not same. Basicly it would be good, if
> these were same and also have the header and tail sections as report format
> Format could be simple. Either rows like this
> # [Calculated type]: [value]
> ValueType1 ValueType2 ValueType3 ...
Yes ... I plan to add this very soon. The plan is like this:
Add a new output ACD type "outdata"
Replace "outfile" with "outdata" and define (as for report) the values
Provide several output formats (includnig some kind of XML) but default
to text close to the original output
A complication: some programs produce several outputs like this in one
text file. For these, I plan to define "outdata" once for each section,
with a default of appending to the original outdata file - but the
possibility to write to another file is you want to save each section
> Also I wondered if it would a good idea to combine some of these programs?
> Since some of these calculate only one value.
We can investigate that. I feel that this will mean multiple outdata
definitions and may be more confusing in most cases.
Thanks for the suggestion
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