Bio::Map LinkageMap
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Bio::Map::LinkageMap - A representation of a genetic linkage map.
Package variables
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Included modules
    use Bio::Map::LinkageMap;
# create a new map
my $map = new Bio::Map::LinkageMap(-name => 'Chads Superterriffic Map',
-type => 'Linkage',
-units=> 'cM');
# create the location of a marker for that map
my $position = new Bio::Map::LinkagePosition( -positions => 1,
-distance => "22.3");
# create a marker and place it at that position
my $marker = new Bio::Map::Marker::Microsatellite(
-name => 'SuuuperMarker',
-position => $position);
# place that marker on that map
# done!
This object describes the basic functionality of a genetic linkage map in
Bioperl. Each 'position' can have one or more markers that map some number of
units from the markers at the previous position.
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Methods description
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 Title   : each_element
Usage : my @elements = $map->each_element;
Function: Retrieves all the elements in a map
Returns : An array containing MappableI objects.
Args : None.
Notes : This is a useless concept in the context of a linkage map but is
included if you want a list of all of the marker names on the map.
 Title   : length()
Usage : my $length = $map->length();
Function: Retrieves the length of the map. In the case of a LinkageMap, the
length is the sum of all marker distances.
Returns : An integer representing the length of this LinkageMap. Will return
undef if length is not calculateable
Args : None.
Methods code
sub _add_element {
    my ($self,$marker) = @_;

    my $o_position = $marker->position();

    $self->debug( "marker position is ". $marker->position());
#     print("add_element: \$o_position is $o_position\n");
# print("add_element: \$marker is $marker\n");
my $position; unless ( $o_position->isa('Bio::Map::LinkagePosition') || $o_position->isa('Bio::Map::OrderedPosition') ) { $self->warn("You really should use a Linkage Position for this object. This insures that there is only one position. Trying anyway..."); my @p = ( $o_position->each_position_value($self)); $position = shift @p; if( ! defined $position ) { $self->throw("This marker ($marker) does not have a position in this map ($self)"); } } else { $position = $o_position->order; } if ($self->{'_elements'}[$position]) { $self->warn("Replacing the marker in position $position because in a linkage map the position is a key."); } $self->{'_elements'}[$position] = $marker;
sub each_element {
    my ($self) = @_;
    return @{$self->{'_elements'}};
sub length {
    my ($self) = @_;
    my $total_distance;
    foreach (@{$self->{'_elements'}}) {
	if ($_) {
	    $total_distance += ($_->position()->each_position_value($self))[0];
    return $total_distance;
General documentation
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AUTHOR - Chad MatsallaTop
Lincoln Stein
Heikki Lehvaslaiho
Jason Stajich
The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.
Internal methods are usually preceded with a _
 Title   : new
Usage : my $linkage_map = new Bio::Map::LinkageMap();
Function: Builds a new Bio::Map::LinkageMap object
Returns : Bio::Map::LinkageMap
Args : -name => the name of the map (string) [optional]
-type => the type of this map (string, defaults to Linkage) [optional]
-species => species for this map (Bio::Species) [optional]
-units => the map units (string, defaults to cM) [optional]
-elements=> elements to initialize with
(arrayref of Bio::Map::MappableI objects) [optional]
-uid => Unique ID of this map
 Title   : add_element($marker)
Usage : $map->add_element($marker)
Function: Add a Bio::Map::MappableI object to the Map
Returns : none
Args : Bio::Map::MappableI object
Notes : It is strongly recommended that you use a
Bio::Map::LinkagePosition as the position in any
Bio::Map::Mappable that you create to place on this
map. Using some other Bio::Map::Position might work but might
be unpredictable.
N.B. I've added Bio::Map::OrderedPosition which should achieve
similar things from LinkagePosition and will work for
RH markers too.
implemented by Bio::Map::SimpleMapTop
 Title   : name($new_name)
Usage : my $name = $map->name($new_name) _or_
my $length = $map->name()
Function: Get/set the name of the map.
Returns : The current name of the map.
Args : If provided, the name of the map is set to $new_name.
 Title   : species
Usage : my $species = $map->species;
Function: Get/Set Species for a map
Returns : Bio::Species object
Args : (optional) Bio::Species
 Title   : units
Usage : $map->units('cM');
Function: Get/Set units for a map
Returns : units for a map
Args : units for a map (string)
 Title   : type
Usage : my $type = $map->type
Function: Get/Set Map type
Returns : String coding map type
Args : (optional) string
 Title   : unique_id
Usage : my $id = $map->unique_id;
Function: Get/Set the unique ID for this map
Returns : a unique identifier
Args : [optional] new identifier to set