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Manual Reference Pages  -  BIO::SEARCH::RESULT::BLASTRESULT (3)

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NAME

Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult - Blast-specific subclass of Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    # Working with iterations (PSI-BLAST results)

    $result->next_iteration();
    $result->num_iterations();
    $result->iteration();
    $result->iterations();



# See Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult for information about working with Results.

# See Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI # for details about working with iterations.

# TODO: # * Show how to configure a SearchIO stream so that it generates # BlastResult objects.

DESCRIPTION

This object is a subclass of Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult and provides some operations that facilitate working with BLAST and PSI-BLAST results.

For general information about working with Results, see Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult.

FEEDBACK

    Mailing Lists

User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to the Bioperl mailing list. Your participation is much appreciated.



  bioperl-l@bioperl.org                  - General discussion
  http://bioperl.org/wiki/Mailing_lists  - About the mailing lists



    Support

Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:

bioperl-l@bioperl.org

rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive experts will be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please include a thorough description of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

    Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:



  https://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live/issues



AUTHOR - Steve Chervitz

Email sac@bioperl.org

APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

    new



 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult object
 Returns : Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult
 Args    : See Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult();
           The following parameters are specific to BlastResult:
             -iterations  => array ref of Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI objects
             -inclusion_threshold => e-value threshold for inclusion in the
                                     PSI-BLAST score matrix model (blastpgp)



    hits



 Title   : hits
 Usage   : my @hits = $result->hits
 Function: Returns the available hits for this Result
 Returns : Array of L<Bio::Search::Hit::HitI> objects
 Args    : none
 Note    : This method overrides L<Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult::hits> to
           take into account the possibility of multiple iterations, as occurs
           in PSI-BLAST reports.
           If there are multiple iterations, all new hits for all iterations
           are returned. These are the hits that did not occur in a previous
           iteration.

           See Also: L<Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult::hits>



    next_hit



 Title   : next_hit
 Usage   : while( $hit = $result->next_hit()) { ... }
 Function: Returns the next available Hit object, representing potential
           matches between the query and various entities from the database.
 Returns : a Bio::Search::Hit::HitI object or undef if there are no more.
 Args    : none
 Note    : This method overrides L<Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult::next_hit>
           to take into account the possibility of multiple iterations, as
           occurs in PSI-BLAST reports.

           If there are multiple iterations, calling next_hit() traverses the
           all of the hits, old and new, for each iteration, calling next_hit()
           on each iteration.

           See Also: L<Bio::Search::Iteration::GenericIteration::next_hit>



    num_hits



 Title   : num_hits
 Usage   : my $hitcount= $result->num_hits
 Function: returns the number of hits for this query result
 Returns : integer
 Args    : none
 Note    : This method overrides L<Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult::num_hits>
           to take into account the possibility of multiple iterations, as
           occurs in PSI-BLAST reports.

           If there are multiple iterations, calling num_hits() returns the
           number of new hits for each iteration. These are the hits that did
           not occur in a previous iteration.

           See Also: L<Bio::Search::Result::GenericResult::num_hits>



    add_hit



 Title   : add_hit
 Usage   : $report->add_hit($hit)
 Function: Adds a HitI to the stored list of hits
 Returns : Number of HitI currently stored
 Args    : Bio::Search::Hit::HitI



    add_iteration



 Title   : add_iteration
 Usage   : $report->add_iteration($iteration)
 Function: Adds a IterationI to the stored list of iterations
 Returns : Number of IterationI currently stored
 Args    : Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI



    next_iteration



 Title   : next_iteration
 Usage   : while( $it = $result->next_iteration()) { ... }
 Function: Returns the next Iteration object, representing all hits
           found within a given PSI-Blast iteration.
 Returns : a Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI object or undef if there are no more.
 Args    : none



    iteration



 Usage     : $iteration = $blast->iteration( $number );
 Purpose   : Get an IterationI object for the specified iteration
             in the search result (PSI-BLAST).
 Returns   : Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI object
 Throws    : Bio::Root::NoSuchThing exception if $number is not within
             range of the number of iterations in this report.
 Argument  : integer (optional, if not specified get the last iteration)
             First iteration = 1



    num_iterations



 Usage     : $num_iterations = $blast->num_iterations;
 Purpose   : Get the number of iterations in the search result (PSI-BLAST).
 Returns   : Total number of iterations in the report
 Argument  : none (read-only)



    number_of_iterations



 Usage     : $num_iterations = $blast->number_of_iterations;
 Purpose   : Get the number of iterations in the search result (PSI-BLAST).
 Returns   : Total number of iterations in the report
 Argument  : none (read-only)
 Note      : Alias of L<num_iterations>.



    round



 Usage     : $round = $blast->round( $number );
 Purpose   : Get an IterationI object for the specified iteration
             in the search result (PSI-BLAST).
 Returns   : Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI object
 Throws    : Bio::Root::NoSuchThing exception if $number is not within
             range of the number of iterations in this report.
 Argument  : integer (optional, if not specified get the last iteration)
             First iteration = 1
 Note      : Alias of L<iteration>.



    iterations



 Title   : iterations
 Usage   : my @iterations = $result->iterations
 Function: Returns the IterationI objects contained within this Result
 Returns : Array of L<Bio::Search::Iteration::IterationI> objects
 Args    : none



    psiblast



 Usage     : if( $blast->psiblast ) { ... }
 Purpose   : Set/get a boolean indicator whether or not the report
             is a PSI-BLAST report.
 Returns   : 1 if PSI-BLAST, undef if not.
 Argument  : 1 (when setting)



    no_hits_found



 Usage     : $nohits = $blast->no_hits_found( $iteration_number );
 Purpose   : Get boolean indicator indicating whether or not any hits
             were present in the report.

             This is NOT the same as determining the number of hits via
             the hits() method, which will return zero hits if there were no
             hits in the report or if all hits were filtered out during the parse.

             Thus, this method can be used to distinguish these possibilities
             for hitless reports generated when filtering.

 Returns   : Boolean
 Argument  : (optional) integer indicating the iteration number (PSI-BLAST)
             If iteration number is not specified and this is a PSI-BLAST result,
             then this method will return true only if all iterations had
             no hits found.



    set_no_hits_found



 Usage     : $blast->set_no_hits_found( $iteration_number );
 Purpose   : Set boolean indicator indicating whether or not any hits
             were present in the report.
 Returns   : n/a
 Argument  : (optional) integer indicating the iteration number (PSI-BLAST)



    _next_iteration_index



 Title   : _next_iteration_index
 Usage   : private



    rewind



 Title   : rewind
 Usage   : $result->rewind;
 Function: Allow one to reset the Iteration iterator to the beginning
           Since this is an in-memory implementation
 Returns : none
 Args    : none



    inclusion_threshold



 Title   : inclusion_threshold
 Usage   : my $incl_thresh = $result->inclusion_threshold; (read-only)
 Function: Gets the e-value threshold for inclusion in the PSI-BLAST
           score matrix model (blastpgp) that was used for generating the report
           being parsed.
 Returns : number (real) or undef if not a PSI-BLAST report.
 Args    : none



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