>On 14 Jun 91 00:26:00 GMT,
>MACRIDES at wfeb2.bitnet (Foteos Macrides) said:
>> We got the p/d program earlier this year via Email from
>>gene-server at bchs.uh.edu (SEND VMS PROSEARCH12.DCLSHAR). It requires GAWK
>> (Free Software Foundation). We got the VMS port of GAWK by FTP from
>> RML2.SRI.COM (126.96.36.199). It also requires READSEQ (I think that's on
>>NETSERV at EMBL, but we got it from iubio.bio.indiana.edu 188.8.131.52. Frankly
>> to my surprise, when we put all these assorted things together the program
>> worked perfectly.
>>>> We recently installed GCG V7. MOTIFS is VERY nice.
>>Thanks for the positive advertisement.
>>I work the ProSearch program. It does require a bit more effort than I
>like for VMS but on unix awk is considered as always present.
>>Does GCG's motif do more that prosearch?
MOTIFS includes the definitions and how the hits met them in the
2: Q DFAELQGKWYTI VIAAD
This is more informative than PROSEARCH's report of hits simply as positions
(and the PROSITE #'s and motif name), e.g.:
PS00213 2->14 LIPOCALIN PDOC00187
Otherwise, they're essetially the same.
I should have mentioned explicitly that PROSEARCH has the equivalent
of MOTIFS's /ref qualifier (option to fetch and include the relevant abstracts
in the report). Also, the IUBio Archive changed its name this week to
I should also have mentioned in my "positive advertisement" that if
one does go to the trouble of getting and installing GAWK on a VMS system,
PROSEARCH is an EXCELLENT model for doing useful things with a variety of
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