ABI/ALF seq file format???

Jason Stewart jasons at bmc.uu.se
Wed Feb 17 13:56:07 EST 1993

Howdy folks,

After being just to fed up with the currently available sequence editors I
have decided to hack my own. Does anyone know how to get ahold of the file
formats for the ABI and ALF fluorescant sequencers? I would like to be able
to draw the chromatagram data and thus need to access it from the seq


Does anyone have/know of a reasonable editor that is like the ABI editor
SeqEd in that it resembles a spreadsheet where many sequences can be
brought in at the same time and the AA seq of each can be displayed as a
shadow. I would be nice to have the ability to look at hte chromatogram
data but not necessary. My problem with SeqEd is that it is
BRAINDAMAGED!!!!!! The find/replace command can't be set up to work on more
than one seq at a time, you can't import more than one seq at a time (if I
run 36 seqs a day I God Damned Well Don't Want to press import seq 36
GODDAMNED times!!!!) and, to top it off it is not the least bit AppleEvents
aware/scriptable nor can it publish/subscribe!!! 

any ideas??? I'm all ears.


Jason E Stewart                father at large
BioMedical Center              jasons at bmc.uu.se
Uppsala Sweden

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