Question: Parsing Standalone Blast XML Output with Biopython on Linux
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16 months ago by
maximilian.mayerhofer20 wrote:


I want to parse my blast XML results and extract a few things and put them into a new multifasta file as following:

. >[alignment.title][hsp.expect][align_length][hsp.sbjct]

from Bio.Blast import NCBIXML
results=open('./results.xml', 'r' )

save_file = open("./presults.fasta", "w")

for blast_record in records:
        for alignment in blast_record.alignments:
                for hsp in alignment.hsps:
                        save_file.write('>%s\n' % (alignment.title, hsp.expect, align_length, hsp.sbjct))

But thats the error I get.

  File "", line 10, in <module>
    save_file.write('>%s\n' % (alignment.title, hsp.expect, hsp.sbjct))
TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting

It is important that I get the complete subject sequences out of this.

Best regards

blast biopython parse xml • 660 views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 16 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k • written 16 months ago by maximilian.mayerhofer20
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16 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum120k wrote:



there is only one palceholder '%s' while there are 4 arguments.

ADD COMMENTlink written 16 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum120k

Ok, I see that. But how do I get this to work?

EDIT:nevermind. I got it.

ADD REPLYlink modified 16 months ago • written 16 months ago by maximilian.mayerhofer20
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