proftmb(1) per-residue prediction of bacterial transmembrane beta barrels


proftmb [,options/]


proftmb predicts bacterial transmembrane beta barrels from sequence using profile fed Hidden Markov Models (HMM).

To invoke the menu, type:

proftmb --menu

The options are:

-d, --directory-root <STRING>
root path where files (options -s,-r,-l,-a,-e,-t,-u,-z,-n) reside
-a, --reduction-state-decode <STRING>
state reduction for decoding
-b, --reduction-state-report <STRING>
state reduction for reporting
-m, --membrane-strand-states <STRING>
list of membrane strand states
-z, --z-curve-file
<STRING> file containing means and sd's at integral length values
-x, --z-calibration-curve <STRING>
file mapping coverage and accuracy values to z-scores
-n, --null-frequency <STRING>
background frequency file
-c, --minimum-score-cutoff <DOUBLE>
minimum z-score for per-residue prediction
-o, --outfile-prefix <STRING>
output file prefix for the three files generated: PREFIX_dat.txt, PREFIX_proftmb_pretty.txt PREFIX_proftmb_tabular.txt
-s, --static-model-data <STRING>
data representing the model architecture
-t, --trained-params <STRING>
params representing the encoded training data
-q, --test-blastQ-file-or-dir <STRING>
psiblast profile (-Q) or directory (full pathname or relative to current directory) with many profiles
-w, --single-sequence-name <STRING>
if -q option points to a single file, this is the name
-v, --list-blastQ-files <STRING>
list of psiblast files to process in directory (leave blank to process all files)
--outfile-pretty <STRING>
pretty output file (overrides automatic name PREFIX_proftmb_pretty.txt)
<STRING> tabulated output file (overrides automatic name PREFIX_proftmb_tabular.txt)
<STRING> data output file (overrides automatic name PREFIX_dat.txt)
<BOOL> output version information and exit
<BOOL> be quiet


 proftmb @/usr/share/proftmb/options -q /usr/share/doc/proftmb/examples/example.Q -o /tmp/example

The above produces 3 output files: /tmp/example_proftmb_tabular.txt, /tmp/example_proftmb_pretty.txt and /tmp/example_dat.txt. Compare these to the examples in /usr/share/doc/proftmb/examples.


Copyright © 2004 Henry Bigelow

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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