shading in multiple alignment charts

Wed Apr 10 07:30:56 EST 1991

Thanks for all the requests for my VAX-program for shading/coloring of
multiple-aligned protein sequence display.
I have now extended the program for use with CLUSTAL output and fixed
some minor bugs.
The program is now availabel from the fileserver at EMBL.
Send a request containing the line
to netserv at embl-heidelberg.de

Here is a short account on what the program does (and what is does not):

-the program does no multiple alignment by itself, you have to
 use CLUSTAL or align manually by LINEUP.
-the program takes CLUSTAL output files or LINEUP print files, written
 in PRETTY-format.
-the program asks for some options on how to do shading, coloring,
 inverting, upcasing and so on
-the program does a conversion into either SIXEL-format for printing
 with the DEC color-printer LJ250 or into UIS-metafile format.
 The UIS-format can be used by RENDER (part of VMS/VWS) for further
 conversion into a multitude of formats including POSTSCIPT.

If you have further questions, contact me :

Kay Hofmann
Institut fuer Biochemie (med.Fak.)
Universitaet Koeln
Joseph Stelzmann Str. 52
D-5000 Koeln

Internet: BUDI at gen1.genetik.uni-koeln.DE

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