Bio::Map LinkageMap
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Bio::Map::LinkageMap - A representation of a genetic linkage map.
Package variables
No package variables defined.
    use Bio::Map::LinkageMap;
# create a new map
my $map = Bio::Map::LinkageMap->new(-name => 'Chads Superterriffic Map',
-type => 'Linkage',
-units=> 'cM');
# create the location of a marker for that map
my $position = Bio::Map::LinkagePosition->new( -positions => 1,
-distance => "22.3");
# create a marker and place it at that position
my $marker = Bio::Map::Marker::Microsatellite->new(
-name => 'SuuuperMarker',
-position => $position);
# place that marker on that map
# done!
This object describes the basic functionality of a genetic linkage map in
Bioperl. Each 'position' can have one or more markers that map some number of
units from the markers at the previous position.
No description
Methods description
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 Title   : length
Usage : my $length = $map->length();
Function: Retrieves the length of the map. In the case of a LinkageMap, the
length is the sum of all marker distances.
Returns : An integer representing the length of this LinkageMap. Will return
0 if length is not calculateable
Args : None.
Methods code
sub length {
    my ($self) = @_;
    $self->throw("Not yet implemented correctly");
    my $total_distance;
    foreach my $element (@{$self->get_elements}) {
        #*** there is no such method ->each_position_value!
$total_distance += ($element->position->each_position_value($self))[0]; } return $total_distance;
sub _add_element_will_be_deleted {
    my ($self,$marker) = @_;

    my $o_position = $marker->position();

    $self->debug( "marker position is ". $marker->position());
#     print("add_element: \$o_position is $o_position\n");
# print("add_element: \$marker is $marker\n");
my $position; unless ( $o_position->isa('Bio::Map::LinkagePosition') || $o_position->isa('Bio::Map::OrderedPosition') ) { $self->warn("You really should use a Linkage Position for this object. This insures that there is only one position. Trying anyway..."); my @p = ( $o_position->each_position_value($self)); $position = shift @p; if( ! defined $position ) { $self->throw("This marker ($marker) does not have a position in this map ($self)"); } } else { $position = $o_position->order; } if ($self->{'_elements'}[$position]) { $self->warn("Replacing the marker in position $position because in a linkage map the position is a key."); } $self->{'_elements'}[$position] = $marker; } 1;
General documentation
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AUTHOR - Chad MatsallaTop
Lincoln Stein
Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org
Jason Stajich
Sendu Bala
The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.
Internal methods are usually preceded with a _
 Title   : new
Usage : my $linkage_map = Bio::Map::LinkageMap->new();
Function: Builds a new Bio::Map::LinkageMap object
Returns : Bio::Map::LinkageMap
Args : -name => the name of the map (string) [optional]
-type => the type of this map (string, defaults to Linkage) [optional]
-species => species for this map (Bio::Species) [optional]
-units => the map units (string, defaults to cM) [optional]
-elements=> elements to initialize with
(arrayref of Bio::Map::MappableI objects) [optional]
-uid => Unique ID of this map
 Title   : add_element($marker)
Usage : $map->add_element($marker)
Function: Add a Bio::Map::MappableI object to the Map
Returns : none
Args : Bio::Map::MappableI object
Notes : It is strongly recommended that you use a
Bio::Map::LinkagePosition as the position in any
Bio::Map::Mappable that you create to place on this
map. Using some other Bio::Map::Position might work but might
be unpredictable.
N.B. I've added Bio::Map::OrderedPosition which should achieve
similar things from LinkagePosition and will work for
RH markers too.