[Biopython-dev] Blast records

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 24 09:33:22 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 9/23/09, Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> --- Michiel wrote:
> > For a single psi-blast query, we're getting multiple Blast
> > records. For multiple psi-blast queries, we're iterating over
> > the iteration blocks while ignoring the fact that they can come
> from different queries.
> Is a single Blast record object for each PSI-BLAST
> iteration such a bad thing?
Well the plain-text PSI-BLAST parser returns a single Record.PSIBlast object containing all of the PSI-BLAST iterations, whereas the XML parser returns multiple Record.Blast objects. Ideally, the plain-text parser and the XML parser should return the same thing.



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