PRETTYBOX, anywhere?

Peter Rice rice at embl-heidelberg.de
Wed Apr 20 09:21:23 EST 1994

In Message-ID: <0097D32B.9A857100.33 at hal.hahnemann.edu>, Akhil Vaidya
(vaidyaa at HAL.HAHNEMANN.EDU) writes:

>I have seen a few papers in which authors have used PRETTYBOX program of GCG to
>display multiple sequence alignments in which identical positions are
>negatively highlighted and conserved substitutions are boxed in stipples.  Does
>anyone know where one can find PRETTYBOX?  It is not listed in our GCG manual
>(Release 7.3-VMS).  Forgive me if this is a FAQ.  I am also bothering my
>systems manager with this query...

The PRETTYBOX program was written to work with the Wisconsin (GCG)
package by Rick Westerman (E-mail: westerm at aclcb.purdue.edu
Post: Ag Campus Laboratory for Computational Biology, BCHM Building,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA). It will also appear
in a future release of the EGCG extended GCG programs.

It supports only PostScript output (it writes a file of postscript instructions
as output instead of using the GCG graphics drivers) in order to achieve
the shading effects.

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