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distmat - Create a distance matrix from a multiple sequence alignment

DISTMAT(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian DISTMAT(1e)

NAME

distmat - Create a distance matrix from a multiple sequence alignment

SYNOPSIS

distmat -sequence seqset -nucmethod list -protmethod list -ambiguous boolean -gapweight  float -position integer -calculatea  boolean -parametera  float -outfile outfile
distmat -help

DESCRIPTION

distmat is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Phylogeny:Molecular sequence" command group(s).

OPTIONS

Input section

-sequence seqset
File containing a sequence alignment.

Required section

-nucmethod list
Multiple substitution correction methods for nucleotides.
-protmethod list
Multiple substitution correction methods for proteins.

Additional section

-ambiguous boolean
Option to use the ambiguous codes in the calculation of the Jukes-Cantor method or if the sequences are proteins. Default value: N
-gapweight float
Option to weight gaps in the uncorrected (nucleotide) and Jukes-Cantor distance methods. Default value: 0.
-position integer
Choose base positions to analyse in each codon i.e. 123 (all bases), 12 (the first two bases), 1, 2, or 3 individual bases. Default value: 123
-calculatea boolean
This will force the calculation of parameter 'a' in the Jin-Nei Gamma distance calculation, otherwise the default is 1.0 (see -parametera option). Default value: N
-parametera float
User defined parameter 'a' to be use in the Jin-Nei Gamma distance calculation. The suggested value to be used is 1.0 (Jin et al.) and this is the default. Default value: 1.0

Output section

-outfile outfile

BUGS

Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (http://bugs.debian.org/emboss), or directly to the EMBOSS developers (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=93650&atid=605031).

SEE ALSO

distmat is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.

AUTHOR

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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0