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The Editor Information Line

The very bottom line of the editor display is text line used by the editor to display pieces of useful information. Currently this gives information on individual bases, readings, the contig, and tags as the mouse is moved over the appropriate object. For bases (in both readings and the consensus) this information is only displayed when a mouse button is pressed. The left mouse button displays with format BASE_BRIEF_FORMAT1 and the middle mouse button displays with format BASE_BRIEF_FORMAT2. By default the only difference between the two is that the middle button will display the "unpadded position" of a base in the consensus - ie its position in the consensus after pads have been removed. The contents and format of the information displayed is completely configurable by adding the relevant definitions to your `.gaprc' file. The defaults are as follows.

        {Reading:%n(#%Rn)   Length:%l(%L)   Vector:%Tv   Clone:%Cn   \
         Chemistry:%a   Primer:%P}

        {Contig:%n(#%Rn)   Length:%l}

        {Tag type:%t   Direction:%d   Comment:"%.100c"}

	{Base confidence:%c  (Probability %p)   Position %P}

	{Base confidence:%c  (Probability %p)   Position %P   \
          Unpadded position %U}

Tag information is shown when the mouse is moved over an annotation. Read information is shown when the mouse is moved over the reading name in the names section of the display. Contig information is displayed when the mouse is moved over the "Consensus" line in the names display. If you wish to leave the contig editor window without changing the information line contents as the mouse moves over other information press and hold the Shift key whilst moving the mouse. This disables the automatic highlighting. The same mechanism also works for other windows (such as the template display).

The general style of the formats is the string to display with particular strings substituting % characters. For instance in the reading format %n is substituted by the reading name. The general format of a % expansion is:

To programmers this syntax may seem very similar to printf. This is intentional, but do not assume it is the same. Specifically the print syntax of %#, %+ and %0 will not work.

Reading Information

Example output is Reading:xc04a1.s1(#74) Length:295(474) Vector:m13mp18 Clone:test Chemistry:primer Primer:forward universal.

A single % sign
Reading name. Raw mode: number
Reading number
Trace name
Clipped length
Total length
Start of clip
End of clip
Sense (whether complemented) - "+" or "-". Raw mode: 0/1
Chemistry - "primer" or "terminator". Raw mode: 0/1
Strand - "+" or "-". Raw mode: 0/1
Primer - "unknown", "forward universal", "reverse universal", "forward custom" or "reverse custom". Raw mode: 0/1/2/3/4
Template name. Raw mode: template number
Template number
Template vector. Raw mode: template vector number
Template insert size
Clone name. Raw mode: clone number
Clone number
Clone vector. Raw mode: clone vector number

Contig Information

Example output is Contig:xc04a1.s1(#74) Length:1316.

Single % sign
Left most reading name. Raw mode: reading number
(As %n)
Right most reading name. Raw mode: reading number
Contig number
Contig length
Expected number of errors (can be slow on large contigs)

Tag Information

Example output is Tag type:OLIG Direction:- Comment:"template=xc04a1 sequence=


Single % sign
Tag position
Tag direction - "+", "-" or "=". Raw mode: 0/1/2
Tag type (always 4 characters)
Tag length
Tag number (0 if unknown)
Tag comment

Base Information

Example output is Base confidence:13 (Probability 0.954020) Position 3805 Unpadded position 3678.

Single % sign
Confidence value (phred style)
Confidence value (as probability)
Padded consensus base position
Unpadded consensus base position

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This page is maintained by James Bonfield. Last generated on 2 Febuary 1999.