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PRETTYBOX, anywhere?

westerm at aclcb.purdue.edu westerm at aclcb.purdue.edu
Wed Apr 20 08:29:59 EST 1994


>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...

PrettyBox is not an official part of the GCG package. It was written
by myself and released to the general public a couple years ago. I have
not updated the program since then ... this is both good (there aren't
any major bugs in the program) and bad (some features, such as encapsulated
postscript & better protein display & documentation, should be incorporated
into the program. One of these days I'll get back to working on PrettyBox.

The program can be found at any of the major bio archives -- 
   ftp.bio.indiana.edu
   embl  (I forget the address)
   and so on.

I am also sending you a copy via email.

-- Rick Westerman, System Manager, ACLCB, Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN
   westerm at aclcb.purdue.edu




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