**80**wrote:

hello everyone.

I have to execute the needleman-wunsch algorithm on python for global sequence alignment.

I have to fill 1 matrix withe all the values according to the penalty of match, mismatch, and gap.

And another matrix as pointers matrix - where "v" for vertical, "H" for horizontal and "D" for diagonal.

for example: for the sequences: TCGCA and TCCA, match:1, mismatch:-1 and gap:-2

the output should be:

```
T C G C A
[[ 0 -2 -4 -6 -8 -10]
T [ -2 1 -1 -3 -5 -7]
C [ -4 -1 2 0 -2 -4]
C [ -6 -3 0 1 1 -1]
A [ -8 -5 -2 -1 0 2]]
T C G C A
[['0' 'H' 'H' 'H' 'H' 'H']
T ['V' 'D' 'H' 'H' 'H' 'H']
C ['V' 'V' 'D' 'H' 'D' 'H']
C ['V' 'V' 'D' 'D' 'D' 'H']
A ['V' 'V' 'V' 'D' 'D' 'D']]
```

And my program output is:

```
T C G C A
[[ 0 -2 -4 -6 -8 -10]
T [ -2 1 -1 -3 -5 -7]
C [ -4 -1 2 0 -2 -4]
C [ -6 -3 0 1 1 -1]
A [ -8 -5 -2 -1 0 2]]
T C G C A
[['0' 'H' 'H' 'H' 'H' 'H']
T ['V' 'D' 'V' 'V' 'V' 'V']
C ['V' 'H' 'D' 'V' 'D' 'V']
C ['V' 'H' 'D' 'D' 'D' 'V']
A ['V' 'H' 'H' 'D' 'D' 'D']]
```

## This is my code:

```
import numpy as np
from string import *
#-------------------------------------------------------
#This function returns to values for cae of match or mismatch
def Diagonal(n1,n2,pt):
if(n1 == n2):
return pt['MATCH']
else:
return pt['MISMATCH']
#------------------------------------------------------------
#This function gets the optional elements of the aligment matrix and returns the elements for the pointers matrix.
def Pointers(di,ho,ve):
pointer = max(di,ho,ve) #based on python default maximum(return the first element).
if(di == pointer):
return 'D'
elif(ho == pointer):
return 'H'
else:
return 'V'
#--------------------------------------------------------
#This function creates the aligment and pointers matrices
def NW(s1,s2,match = 1,mismatch = -1, gap = -2):
penalty = {'MATCH': match, 'MISMATCH': mismatch, 'GAP': gap} #A dictionary for all the penalty valuse.
n = len(s1) + 1 #The dimension of the matrix columns.
m = len(s2) + 1 #The dimension of the matrix rows.
al_mat = np.zeros((m,n),dtype = int) #Initializes the alighment matrix with zeros.
p_mat = np.zeros((m,n),dtype = str) #Initializes the alighment matrix with zeros.
#Scans all the first rows element in the matrix and fill it with "gap penalty"
for i in range(m):
al_mat[i][0] = penalty['GAP'] * i
p_mat[i][0] = 'V'
#Scans all the first columns element in the matrix and fill it with "gap penalty"
for j in range (n):
al_mat[0][j] = penalty['GAP'] * j
p_mat [0][j] = 'H'
#Fill the matrix with the correct values.
p_mat [0][0] = 0 #Return the first element of the pointer matrix back to 0.
for i in range(1,m):
for j in range(1,n):
di = al_mat[i-1][j-1] + Diagonal(s1[j-1],s2[i-1],penalty) #The value for match/mismatch - diagonal.
ho = al_mat[i-1][j] + penalty['GAP'] #The value for gap - horizontal.(from the left cell)
ve = al_mat[i][j-1] + penalty['GAP'] #The value for gap - vertical.(from the upper cell)
al_mat[i][j] = max(di,ho,ve) #Fill the matrix with the maximal value.(based on the python default maximum)
p_mat[i][j] = Pointers(di,ho,ve)
print np.matrix(al_mat)
print np.matrix(p_mat)
```

Can anybody find what the problem is?

Thanks!!