Olson's sequence editor: file format for protein multisequence files

kleinschmidt at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu kleinschmidt at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu
Fri Sep 4 22:45:29 EST 1992

Can somebody tell me what the file format for an interleaved or sequential 
protein multi-sequence file would have to be for Gary Olson's SEQUENCE editor 
for VAX/VMS?  I have 30 aligned amino acid sequences with some 350 amino acids 
each and I want to analyze them with Olson's programs, including the program 
Tree.  Nowhere in the program documentation can I find a description of Olson 
file formats.  The public domain program Readseq when asked to convert a 
PIR-format file of these sequences into Olson format will strip the PIR file 
of everything but the amino acid designations.  When such a stripped file 
which supposedly is in Olson format, is presented to SEQUENCE, it won't accept 
it because of improper format.

Jochen Kleinschmidt
NYU Medical Center
kleinschmidt at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu

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