[Biopython-dev] [BioPython] Need help parsing Blastoutput

Peter (BioPython Dev) biopython-dev at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Apr 19 17:47:54 UTC 2006

On the discussion list Michiel De Hoon wrote:
> A general question is if anybody still needs the parser for Blast text
> output. Currently, we are confusing our users by having a Blast text parser
> that tends to break. A broken parser may be worse than no parser.


Have you noticed that there are some slight differences between the XML 
parser and the text parser results (single values versus lists with one 

i.e. As it stands, the XML parser is not quite a drop in replacement for 
existing code.


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