Question: I am running blast over internet using biopython but its giving connection error but when I am doing same thing on shell its working fine.
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5.4 years ago by
nadia_ashraf20000 wrote:

import Bio
import csv
from Bio.Blast import NCBIXML
from Bio.Blast import NCBIWWW

q_id = []
with open('C:\Users\Nadia\Desktop\imran-sequenceIDs.csv','rb') as f:
    for row in reader:
print 'sequence tags read'

with open('C:\\Users\\Nadia\\Desktop\\01-01A-Unigene.txt','r') as seq_file:
print 'sequence file read'

for i in range(0,len(q_id)):
    if i>=1:
        for j,k in enumerate(seq_file):
            if str(q_id[i])in k:
                print 'tag matched',i
                print start
                while counter==1:
                    for l in range(start+1,len(seq_file)-(start+1)):
                        if not seq_file[l][0]=='>':
    if seq:
        if not blast_record.alignments:
            print q_id[i], 'is novel'
            print q_id[i],'is not novel!'

this is my script and its generating following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python27\", line 37, in <module>
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\Bio\Blast\", line 163, in qblast
    handle = _urlopen(request)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 127, in urlopen
    return, data, timeout)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 404, in open
    response = self._open(req, data)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 422, in _open
    '_open', req)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 382, in _call_chain
    result = func(*args)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 1214, in http_open
    return self.do_open(httplib.HTTPConnection, req)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 1184, in do_open
    raise URLError(err)
URLError: <urlopen error [Errno 10060] A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond>

any suggestion would be really helpful. 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.4 years ago by Peter5.8k • written 5.4 years ago by nadia_ashraf20000
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5.4 years ago by
Scotland, UK
Peter5.8k wrote:

Using any online resource there will be network errors from time to time, or problems at the remote server. This is best dealt with using a try/except to catch the error, pause, and retry (up to some reasonable limit like 3 times).

However, for any large BLAST job, I would recommend installing BLAST and the NT database locally - it even works on Windows but the database is quite big. Your institute might have a local Linux cluster you could use instead?

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.4 years ago by Peter5.8k

Thanks for the suggestion I runned it on linux cluster and its working just fine :)

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