[Biopython-dev] KEGG questions

Katie Edmonds betainverse at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 12:54:03 EDT 2005

I've been working on trying to make the KEGG Compound module useable. 
Before I spend more time on it, I'd like to make sure there isn't a
more recent version than the one I see in cvs from 2001
(compound_format.py) and 2004 (__init__.py).

I'm also curious how nice a new version should be before it's
reasonable to submit it.  At this point, I've added fields to
compound_format.py that apparently didn't exist in the past, so that
the parser will at least not crash, but I don't really understand the
Martel well enough to get it to parse any of the multiline fields as
one would like (the best I've done so far with ENZYME, for example,
misses all the enzymes that don't have a role listed after the enzyme
id).  Similarly, all I've successfully done so far to __init__.py is
to add support for compound mass.

 Would it be appropriate for me to submit my changes at this point? 
Or would it be best if I kept my changes to myself until I can make
the compound_format work in a more general and appropriate way?



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