[Biopython-dev] Unigene flat file parser

Michiel de Hoon mdehoon at c2b2.columbia.edu
Sat Oct 28 05:40:02 UTC 2006

OK, that's fine then.

Is anybody actually using the current Bio/UniGene stuff? I couldn't find 
documentation for it and it hasn't been updated in more than two years, 
so it may be some dead code sitting around. If so, we can remove this 
code; Bio/UniGene would be a nice place to put Sean's code (even though 
it is doing something different from the current Bio/UniGene).


Davis, Sean (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:
> So, in short, I don't see this unigene parser as a replacement for
> the current module.  They fill different needs; this one fills a need
> that I have and is useful for whole-genome, multiple species work, or
> microarray analyses and whether and where it fits into biopython is
> really up to the community.
> Michiel wrote:
>> Perhaps a silly question from a non-Unigene user, but what is the 
>> relation between your parser and the one in
>> Bio/UniGene/__init__.py? The latter seems to parse HTML files (see
>> the example in Tests/test_unigene.py) instead of flat files. Is
>> your parser intended as a replacement for Bio/UniGene/__init__.py?

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