Automating Batch Printing of electropherograms from ABI files-How to do it?

Patrick Chapman chapmanp at EM.AGR.CA
Mon Aug 21 12:14:38 EST 2000

We have a 377 sequencer supported by a Macintosh running MacOS 8.1 using ABIPrism Sequence Analysis software 3.4.

Presently we use the Sequence Analysis software to print electropherograms to a network printer.
My main goal is to capture to Postscript files to reduce demands on the Mac and to be able to modify the files prior to printing

I have tried netatalk on a Linux box but sending anything to the printer give a error 12 and crashes the system.

Redirecting the printing to a file results in the electropherograms overwriting one another.

All programs I have seen for viewing electropherograms from ABI files have no command line printing argument which make them unsuitable for batch processing.

Has anyone set up batch printing of electropherograms and if so how did you do it.

BP Chapman
Bioinformatic Programmer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch

chapmanp at em.agr.ca


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