Question: Any packages to validate FASTA file?
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19 months ago by
khaeuk80 wrote:

I am trying to create a function that can take in a file and check to see if it's a valid fasta file or not ( such as making sure there's no leading tabs or spaces, the first character starts with '>', no empty lines between sequences, etc. ).

I have tried using SeqIO.parse( filename, "fasta" ), but it returned true for cases where it only had the description line with '>' and no sequence provided.

I was trying to code this, but I was wondering if there was other packages that checks validity of FASTA format?

Thanks -

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ADD COMMENTlink written 19 months ago by khaeuk80

Must check this using seqkit

ADD REPLYlink written 19 months ago by lakhujanivijay5.1k

If you need empty records to be considered invalid, maybe you could issue a pull request to biopython

ADD REPLYlink written 19 months ago by mrals8950

You could subclass the SeqIO operations and extend the sequence checking processes for empty seqs etc?

ADD REPLYlink written 19 months ago by Joe17k
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