Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory(3) Instantiates a new Bio::ClusterI (or derived class) through a factory


use Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory;
# if you don't provide a default type, the factory will try
# some guesswork based on display_id and namespace
my $factory = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new(-type => 'Bio::Cluster::UniGene');
my $clu = $factory->create_object(-description => 'NAT',
-display_id => 'Hs.2');


This object will build Bio::ClusterI objects generically.


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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory object 
 Returns : Bio::Cluster::ClusterFactory
 Args    : -type => string, name of a ClusterI derived class.
                    If not provided, the factory will have to guess
                    from ID and namespace, which may or may not be


 Title   : create_object
 Usage   : my $seq = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>);
 Function: Instantiates new Bio::ClusterI (or one of its child classes)
           This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of
           cluster objects.
 Returns : L<Bio::ClusterI> compliant object
           The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"...").
 Args    : initialization parameters specific to the type of cluster
           object we want.  Typically 
           -display_id  => $name
           -description => description of the cluster
           -members     => arrayref, members of the cluster


 Title   : _guess_type
 Usage   :
 Function: Guesses the right type of L<Bio::ClusterI> implementation
           based on initialization parameters for the prospective
 Example :
 Returns : the type (a string, the module name)
 Args    : initialization parameters to be passed to the prospective
           cluster object