=> In article <9110071252.AA08988 at genbank.bio.net>, BROE at AARDVARK.UCS.UOKNOR.EDU (Bruce Roe) writes:
=> > Eric Cabot writes:
=> > =>
=> > => Hi netters,
=> > => Can someone please email or post the format specifications of the
=> > => sequence files used by Staden's programs?
=> > =>
=> > => Thanks,
=> > =>
and I replied
=> > The staden format is plain text with a hard carrage return at the
=> > end of the line (usually 60 characters long). There also can be
=> > a single header line enclosed by less_than greater_than signs.
=> > The following lines are a typical "staden-format" file. Note
=> > that there is nothing at the end of the file as there is with
=> > other formats.
=> > <--puc19.dat-->
=> > GACGAAAGGGCCTCGTGATACGCCTATTTTTATAGGTTAATGTCATGATAATAATGGTTT
=> > CTTAGACGTCAGGTGGCACTTTTCGGGGAAATGTGCGCGGAACCCCTATTTGTTTATTTT
=> > TCTAAATACATTCAAATATGTATCCGCTCATGAGACAATAACCCTGATAAATGCTTCAAT
=> > AATATTGAAAAAGGAAGAGTATGAGTATTCAACATTTCCGTGTCGCCCTTATTCCCTTTT
=> > TTGCGGCATTTTGCCTTCCTGTTTTTGCTCACCCAGAAACGCTGGTGAAAGTAAAAGATG
=> > CTGAAGATCAGTTGGGTGCACGAGTGGGTTACATCGAACTGGATCTCAACAGCGGTAAGA
=> > TCCTTGAGAGTTTTCGCCCCGAAGAACGTTTTCCAATGATGAGCACTTTTAAAGTTCTGC
=> > TATGTGGCGCGGTATTATCCCGTGTTGACGCCGGGCAAGAGCAACTCGGTCGCCGCATAC
=> > ACTATTCTCAGAATGACTTGGTTGAGTACTCACCAGTCACAGAAAAGCATCTTACGGATG
=> > GCATGACAGTAAGAGAATTATGCAGTGCTGCCATAACCATGAGTGATAACACTGCGGCCA
=> > ACTTACTTCTGAC
Then Peter Stockwell posted:
=> This is not quite correct. Some Staden SW has (in the past at least)
=> expected a @ as an end of sequence marker.
=> Peter Stockwell
But when you enter gel readings in one of the Staden programs,
from the early versions of BATIN to the latest SAP programs,
you "type" a @ to indicate to the FORTRAN program that the sequence
entry is complete, but the @ IS NOT included at the end of the sequence
file. The file I sent above is a copy of a Staden Program produced
data file EXACTLY as found on our VAX.
-- Bruce Roe
broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu