[BioPython] Distance Matrix Parsers

Chris Lasher chris.lasher at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 17:32:26 EDT 2006


Hi all,
  Are there any modules in BioPython to parse distance matrices? My
poking around the BioPython modules and Google searching does not turn
up any signs indicating there are distance matrix parsers, currently.
Two particularly useful parsers would be a parser for the output of
DNADIST/PROTDIST/RESTDIST from PHYLIP
(http://evolution.genetics.washington.edu/phylip.html), and a parser
for the MEGA (http://www.megasoftware.net/mega.html) distance matrix
format. If not, would there be any interest in creating parsers for
these matrices, other than my own? I think parsers for distance
matrices could be very useful to the community.

Chris


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