medline->medlars howto?

Keith Robison robison at nucleus.harvard.edu
Tue Dec 13 10:28:34 EST 1994

Joerg Sprengel (sprengel at scan) wrote:
: Dear netters,

: i would like to know wether it is possible to reformat the binary
: encoded medline databases (provided by NCBIs entrez or from the
: commercial CDROM supplier, are they ASN.1 too?) in the ASCII oriented
: medlars (? similar to the EMBL sequence database) format, even if the
: amount of data is much more in this representation.

: "Playing" around with the ncbi toolbox didn't result in a sufficient
: program unfortunately. 

NCBI;s Entrez software (and other stuff based on the toolkit, such
as CLEVER, can output in MEDLARS format.  So, the calls must be buried
somewhere in the toolkit -- found it -- look in tomedlin.c

Keith Robison
Harvard University
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI

robison at mito.harvard.edu 

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