How can one keep TFD-Sites up-to-date ?

Christoph Gartmann GARTMANN at IMMUNBIO.MPG.DE
Sun Aug 6 09:17:02 EST 1995

In <3vstk0$mlv at rc1.vub.ac.be> gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be writes:

> The GCG distribution contains the file tfsites.dat with the TFD-Sites
> databank in GCG patterns file format. We would like to offer to our users
> the latest version of the TFD-Sites databank. Unfortunately, the file
> sites.dat that can be obtained from the NCBI anonymous ftp server is
> not in GCG format. Does anyone know about a place where one can get
> the TFD-Sites in GCG format or about a software tool that performs the
> format conversion ?

I wrote a littel PASCAL program to extract patterns from SITES.DAT using
FACTORS.DAT to specify specific organisms. You enter the organism and the
program will create a GCG pattern file. Currently the program is a bit
VMS-specific but it shoudln't be a big deal to modify it.

   Christoph Gartmann

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