I am looking for an explicit example of how turn the alignment into a consensus. I am also having trouble using the "alignmentEvaluation()" function. I made the assumptions that gapCount and other parameters are ints, but compilation doesn't agree.
Today, I had the time to flesh out the MSA tutorial and API documentation of the globalMsaAlignment() function more. Note that the links below go to the documentation of the develop branch but the functionality for the MSA is the same in the master branch and the 1.4.2 release:
I updated the tutorial to perform a MSA directly into an Align object and added a second section that shows how to use ProfileChar for first a profile and then a consensus computation. Please indicate any unclear points so we can further improve the documentation.
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