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MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence(3pm)			User Contributed Perl Documentation		       MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence(3pm)

NAME
Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence - Class for the MAGE-OM API SYNOPSIS
use Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence # creating an empty instance my $biosequence = Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence->new(); # creating an instance with existing data my $biosequence = Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence->new( identifier=>$identifier_val, isApproximateLength=>$isapproximatelength_val, length=>$length_val, sequence=>$sequence_val, name=>$name_val, isCircular=>$iscircular_val, sequenceDatabases=>@databaseentry_list, auditTrail=>@audit_list, polymerType=>$ontologyentry_ref, species=>$ontologyentry_ref, propertySets=>@namevaluetype_list, ontologyEntries=>@ontologyentry_list, descriptions=>@description_list, seqFeatures=>@seqfeature_list, security=>$security_ref, type=>$ontologyentry_ref, ); # 'identifier' attribute my $identifier_val = $biosequence->identifier(); # getter $biosequence->identifier($value); # setter # 'isApproximateLength' attribute my $isApproximateLength_val = $biosequence->isApproximateLength(); # getter $biosequence->isApproximateLength($value); # setter # 'length' attribute my $length_val = $biosequence->length(); # getter $biosequence->length($value); # setter # 'sequence' attribute my $sequence_val = $biosequence->sequence(); # getter $biosequence->sequence($value); # setter # 'name' attribute my $name_val = $biosequence->name(); # getter $biosequence->name($value); # setter # 'isCircular' attribute my $isCircular_val = $biosequence->isCircular(); # getter $biosequence->isCircular($value); # setter # 'sequenceDatabases' association my $databaseentry_array_ref = $biosequence->sequenceDatabases(); # getter $biosequence->sequenceDatabases(@databaseentry_list); # setter # 'auditTrail' association my $audit_array_ref = $biosequence->auditTrail(); # getter $biosequence->auditTrail(@audit_list); # setter # 'polymerType' association my $ontologyentry_ref = $biosequence->polymerType(); # getter $biosequence->polymerType($ontologyentry_ref); # setter # 'species' association my $ontologyentry_ref = $biosequence->species(); # getter $biosequence->species($ontologyentry_ref); # setter # 'propertySets' association my $namevaluetype_array_ref = $biosequence->propertySets(); # getter $biosequence->propertySets(@namevaluetype_list); # setter # 'ontologyEntries' association my $ontologyentry_array_ref = $biosequence->ontologyEntries(); # getter $biosequence->ontologyEntries(@ontologyentry_list); # setter # 'descriptions' association my $description_array_ref = $biosequence->descriptions(); # getter $biosequence->descriptions(@description_list); # setter # 'seqFeatures' association my $seqfeature_array_ref = $biosequence->seqFeatures(); # getter $biosequence->seqFeatures(@seqfeature_list); # setter # 'security' association my $security_ref = $biosequence->security(); # getter $biosequence->security($security_ref); # setter # 'type' association my $ontologyentry_ref = $biosequence->type(); # getter $biosequence->type($ontologyentry_ref); # setter DESCRIPTION
From the MAGE-OM documentation for the "BioSequence" class: A BioSequence is a representation of a DNA, RNA, or protein sequence. It can be represented by a Clone, Gene, or the sequence. INHERITANCE
Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence has the following superclasses: o Bio::MAGE::Identifiable CLASS METHODS
The following methods can all be called without first having an instance of the class via the Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence->methodname() syntax. new() new(%args) The object constructor "new()" accepts the following optional named-value style arguments: o identifier Sets the value of the "identifier" attribute (this attribute was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Identifiable"). o isApproximateLength Sets the value of the "isApproximateLength" attribute o length Sets the value of the "length" attribute o sequence Sets the value of the "sequence" attribute o name Sets the value of the "name" attribute (this attribute was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Identifiable"). o isCircular Sets the value of the "isCircular" attribute o sequenceDatabases Sets the value of the "sequenceDatabases" association The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry". o auditTrail Sets the value of the "auditTrail" association (this association was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Describable"). The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit". o propertySets Sets the value of the "propertySets" association (this association was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Extendable"). The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType". o species Sets the value of the "species" association The value must be of type: instance of "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". o polymerType Sets the value of the "polymerType" association The value must be of type: instance of "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". o ontologyEntries Sets the value of the "ontologyEntries" association The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". o seqFeatures Sets the value of the "seqFeatures" association The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature". o descriptions Sets the value of the "descriptions" association (this association was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Describable"). The value must be of type: array of "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description". o security Sets the value of the "security" association (this association was inherited from class "Bio::MAGE::Describable"). The value must be of type: instance of "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Security". o type Sets the value of the "type" association The value must be of type: instance of "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". $obj = class->new(%parameters) The "new()" method is the class constructor. Parameters: if given a list of name/value parameters the corresponding slots, attributes, or associations will have their initial values set by the constructor. Return value: It returns a reference to an object of the class. Side effects: It invokes the "initialize()" method if it is defined by the class. @names = class->get_slot_names() The "get_slot_names()" method is used to retrieve the name of all slots defined in a given class. NOTE: the list of names does not include attribute or association names. Return value: A list of the names of all slots defined for this class. Side effects: none @name_list = get_attribute_names() returns the list of attribute data members for this class. @name_list = get_association_names() returns the list of association data members for this class. @class_list = get_superclasses() returns the list of superclasses for this class. @class_list = get_subclasses() returns the list of subclasses for this class. $name = class_name() Returns the full class name for this class. $package_name = package_name() Returns the base package name (i.e. no 'namespace::') of the package that contains this class. %assns = associations() returns the association meta-information in a hash where the keys are the association names and the values are "Association" objects that provide the meta-information for the association. INSTANCE METHODS
$obj_copy = $obj->new() When invoked with an existing object reference and not a class name, the "new()" method acts as a copy constructor - with the new object's initial values set to be those of the existing object. Parameters: No input parameters are used in the copy constructor, the initial values are taken directly from the object to be copied. Return value: It returns a reference to an object of the class. Side effects: It invokes the "initialize()" method if it is defined by the class. $obj->set_slots(%parameters) $obj->set_slots(@name_list, @value_list) The "set_slots()" method is used to set a number of slots at the same time. It has two different invocation methods. The first takes a named parameter list, and the second takes two array references. Return value: none Side effects: will call "croak()" if a slot_name is used that the class does not define. @obj_list = $obj->get_slots(@name_list) The "get_slots()" method is used to get the values of a number of slots at the same time. Return value: a list of instance objects Side effects: none $val = $obj->set_slot($name,$val) The "set_slot()" method sets the slot $name to the value $val Return value: the new value of the slot, i.e. $val Side effects: none $val = $obj->get_slot($name) The "get_slot()" method is used to get the values of a number of slots at the same time. Return value: a single slot value, or undef if the slot has not been initialized. Side effects: none ATTRIBUTES Attributes are simple data types that belong to a single instance of a class. In the Perl implementation of the MAGE-OM classes, the interface to attributes is implemented using separate setter and getter methods for each attribute. "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence" has the following attribute accessor methods: identifier Methods for the "identifier" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: An identifier is an unambiguous string that is unique within the scope (i.e. a document, a set of related documents, or a repository) of its use. $val = $biosequence->setIdentifier($val) The restricted setter method for the "identifier" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "identifier" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "identifier" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getIdentifier() The restricted getter method for the "identifier" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "identifier" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified isApproximateLength Methods for the "isApproximateLength" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: If length not positively known will be true $val = $biosequence->setIsApproximateLength($val) The restricted setter method for the "isApproximateLength" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "isApproximateLength" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "isApproximateLength" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getIsApproximateLength() The restricted getter method for the "isApproximateLength" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "isApproximateLength" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified length Methods for the "length" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: The number of residues in the biosequence. $val = $biosequence->setLength($val) The restricted setter method for the "length" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "length" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "length" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getLength() The restricted getter method for the "length" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "length" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified sequence Methods for the "sequence" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: The actual components of the sequence, for instance, for DNA a string consisting of A,T,C and G. The attribute is optional and instead of specified here, can be found through the DatabaseEntry. $val = $biosequence->setSequence($val) The restricted setter method for the "sequence" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "sequence" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "sequence" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getSequence() The restricted getter method for the "sequence" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "sequence" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified name Methods for the "name" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: The potentially ambiguous common identifier. $val = $biosequence->setName($val) The restricted setter method for the "name" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "name" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "name" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getName() The restricted getter method for the "name" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "name" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified isCircular Methods for the "isCircular" attribute. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Indicates if the BioSequence is circular in nature. $val = $biosequence->setIsCircular($val) The restricted setter method for the "isCircular" attribute. Input parameters: the value to which the "isCircular" attribute will be set Return value: the current value of the "isCircular" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->getIsCircular() The restricted getter method for the "isCircular" attribute. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "isCircular" attribute Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified ASSOCIATIONS Associations are references to other classes. Associations in MAGE-OM have a cardinality that determines the minimum and maximum number of instances of the 'other' class that maybe included in the association: 1. There must be exactly one item in the association, i.e. this is a mandatory data field. 2. 0..1 There may be one item in the association, i.e. this is an optional data field. 3. 1..N There must be one or more items in the association, i.e. this is a mandatory data field, with list cardinality. 4. 0..N There may be one or more items in the association, i.e. this is an optional data field, with list cardinality. Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence has the following association accessor methods: sequenceDatabases Methods for the "sequenceDatabases" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: References an entry in a species database, like GenBank, UniGene, etc. $array_ref = $biosequence->setSequenceDatabases($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "sequenceDatabases" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "sequenceDatabases" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry" Return value: the current value of the "sequenceDatabases" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getSequenceDatabases() The restricted getter method for the "sequenceDatabases" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "sequenceDatabases" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addSequenceDatabases(@vals) Because the sequenceDatabases association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the sequenceDatabases association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the sequenceDatabases association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::DatabaseEntry" auditTrail Methods for the "auditTrail" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: A list of Audit instances that track changes to the instance of Describable. $array_ref = $biosequence->setAuditTrail($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "auditTrail" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "auditTrail" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit" Return value: the current value of the "auditTrail" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getAuditTrail() The restricted getter method for the "auditTrail" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "auditTrail" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addAuditTrail(@vals) Because the auditTrail association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the auditTrail association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the auditTrail association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Audit" propertySets Methods for the "propertySets" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Allows specification of name/value pairs. Meant to primarily help in-house, pipeline processing of instances by providing a place for values that aren't part of the specification proper. $array_ref = $biosequence->setPropertySets($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "propertySets" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "propertySets" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType" Return value: the current value of the "propertySets" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getPropertySets() The restricted getter method for the "propertySets" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "propertySets" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addPropertySets(@vals) Because the propertySets association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the propertySets association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the propertySets association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::NameValueType" species Methods for the "species" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: The organism from which this sequence was obtained. $val = $biosequence->setSpecies($val) The restricted setter method for the "species" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "species" association will be set : one of the accepted enumerated values. Return value: the current value of the "species" association : one of the accepted enumerated values. Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $val is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" $val = $biosequence->getSpecies() The restricted getter method for the "species" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "species" association : an instance of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified polymerType Methods for the "polymerType" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: A choice of protein, RNA, or DNA. $val = $biosequence->setPolymerType($val) The restricted setter method for the "polymerType" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "polymerType" association will be set : one of the accepted enumerated values. Return value: the current value of the "polymerType" association : one of the accepted enumerated values. Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $val is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" $val = $biosequence->getPolymerType() The restricted getter method for the "polymerType" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "polymerType" association : an instance of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified ontologyEntries Methods for the "ontologyEntries" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Ontology entries referring to common values associated with BioSequences, such as gene names, go ids, etc. $array_ref = $biosequence->setOntologyEntries($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "ontologyEntries" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "ontologyEntries" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" Return value: the current value of the "ontologyEntries" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getOntologyEntries() The restricted getter method for the "ontologyEntries" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "ontologyEntries" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addOntologyEntries(@vals) Because the ontologyEntries association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the ontologyEntries association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the ontologyEntries association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" seqFeatures Methods for the "seqFeatures" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Association to annotations for subsequences. Corresponds to the GenBank Frame Table. $array_ref = $biosequence->setSeqFeatures($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "seqFeatures" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "seqFeatures" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature" Return value: the current value of the "seqFeatures" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getSeqFeatures() The restricted getter method for the "seqFeatures" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "seqFeatures" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addSeqFeatures(@vals) Because the seqFeatures association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the seqFeatures association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the seqFeatures association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::BioSequence::SeqFeature" descriptions Methods for the "descriptions" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Free hand text descriptions. Makes available the associations of Description to an instance of Describable. $array_ref = $biosequence->setDescriptions($array_ref) The restricted setter method for the "descriptions" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "descriptions" association will be set : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description" Return value: the current value of the "descriptions" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $array_ref is not a reference to an array class "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description" instances $array_ref = $biosequence->getDescriptions() The restricted getter method for the "descriptions" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "descriptions" association : a reference to an array of objects of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description" Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified $val = $biosequence->addDescriptions(@vals) Because the descriptions association has list cardinality, it may store more than one value. This method adds the current list of objects in the descriptions association. Input parameters: the list of values @vals to add to the descriptions association. NOTE: submitting a single value is permitted. Return value: the number of items stored in the slot after adding @vals Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if any of the objects in @vals is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::Description" security Methods for the "security" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: Information on the security for the instance of the class. $val = $biosequence->setSecurity($val) The restricted setter method for the "security" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "security" association will be set : one of the accepted enumerated values. Return value: the current value of the "security" association : one of the accepted enumerated values. Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $val is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Security" $val = $biosequence->getSecurity() The restricted getter method for the "security" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "security" association : an instance of type "Bio::MAGE::AuditAndSecurity::Security". Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified type Methods for the "type" association. From the MAGE-OM documentation: The type of biosequence, i.e. gene, exon, UniGene cluster, fragment, BAC, EST, etc. $val = $biosequence->setType($val) The restricted setter method for the "type" association. Input parameters: the value to which the "type" association will be set : one of the accepted enumerated values. Return value: the current value of the "type" association : one of the accepted enumerated values. Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if no input parameters are specified, or if too many input parameters are specified, or if $val is not an instance of class "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry" $val = $biosequence->getType() The restricted getter method for the "type" association. Input parameters: none Return value: the current value of the "type" association : an instance of type "Bio::MAGE::Description::OntologyEntry". Side effects: none Exceptions: will call "croak()" if any input parameters are specified sub initialize { my $self = shift; return 1; } SLOTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND ASSOCIATIONS In the Perl implementation of MAGE-OM classes, there are three types of class data members: "slots", "attributes", and "associations". SLOTS This API uses the term "slot" to indicate a data member of the class that was not present in the UML model and is used for mainly internal purposes - use only if you understand the inner workings of the API. Most often slots are used by generic methods such as those in the XML writing and reading classes. Slots are implemented using unified getter/setter methods: $var = $obj->slot_name(); Retrieves the current value of the slot. $new_var = $obj->slot_name($new_var); Store $new_var in the slot - the return value is also $new_var. @names = $obj->get_slot_names() Returns the list of all slots in the class. DATA CHECKING: No data type checking is made for these methods. ATTRIBUTES AND ASSOCIATIONS The terms "attribute" and "association" indicate data members of the class that were specified directly from the UML model. In the Perl implementation of MAGE-OM classes, association and attribute accessors are implemented using three separate methods: get* Retrieves the current value. NOTE: For associations, if the association has list cardinality, an array reference is returned. DATA CHECKING: Ensure that no argument is provided. set* Sets the current value, replacing any existing value. NOTE: For associations, if the association has list cardinality, the argument must be an array reference. Because of this, you probably should be using the add* methods. DATA CHECKING: For attributes, ensure that a single value is provided as the argument. For associations, if the association has list cardinality, ensure that the argument is a reference to an array of instances of the correct MAGE-OM class, otherwise ensure that there is a single argument of the correct MAGE-OM class. add* NOTE: Only present in associations with list cardinality. Appends a list of objects to any values that may already be stored in the association. DATA CHECKING: Ensure that all arguments are of the correct MAGE-OM class. GENERIC METHODS The unified base class of all MAGE-OM classes, "Bio::MAGE::Base", provides a set of generic methods that will operate on slots, attributes, and associations: $val = $obj->get_slot($name) @list_ref = $obj->get_slots(@name_list); $val = $obj->set_slot($name,$val) $obj->set_slots(%parameters) $obj->set_slots(@name_list, @value_list) See elsewhere in this page for a detailed description of these methods. BUGS
Please send bug reports to the project mailing list: (mged-mage 'at' lists 'dot' sf 'dot' net) AUTHOR
Jason E. Stewart (jasons 'at' cpan 'dot' org) SEE ALSO
perl(1). POD ERRORS
Hey! The above document had some coding errors, which are explained below: Around line 550: '=item' outside of any '=over' Around line 635: You forgot a '=back' before '=head2' Around line 1097: Expected '=item 2' Around line 1102: Expected '=item 3' Around line 1107: Expected '=item 4' perl v5.10.1 2006-08-23 MAGE::BioSequence::BioSequence(3pm)
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