output from ABI

David Mathog mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
Tue Jun 7 12:35:00 EST 1994

In article <2t1u9i$59d at hippo.shef.ac.uk>, mb1gt at silver.shef.ac.uk (G Turner) writes...
>Does anyone have experience of using gcg in conjunction with 
>the ABI automated sequencing machine.  Is there anyway the 
>MACintosh files generated by the machine can be viewed by 
>gcg or associated software?
>If not, does anyone have experience of using staden for the 
>same purpose?

There is nothing in 7.3 that will let you read the trace file.  If you have
generated .seq files then you can run REFORMAT on them to get them into GCG
format.  As I recall, these are just straight sequence, so you'll get the 
"no .." warning message, but the REFORMAT will complete.

If you want to look at the traces themselves you could use TED (e-mail
to lfw at elegans.wustl.edu).  This is an X11 application that runs under 
various flavors of Unix.  Jasper Rees and I have been working on getting 
this onto VMS.  There's a beta version of TED that runs under VAX/VMS, but
so far, nothing for AXP/VMS (XAW problems). 


David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 

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