Seqio.Parse Some Error
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8.0 years ago

I am a beginner in bioinformatics world. I am following exercise on biopython but i am stuck here. I am not sure why print command is not working. Please let me know to correct this step.

> from Bio import SeqIO
> for seq_record in SeqIO.parse(" /Documents/biopython/hsa_piwil3.fasta", "fasta"):
... print seq_record.id
File "<stdin>", line 2
print seq_record.id
^
IndentationError: expected an indented block
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In addition to the indentation problem (which people have tried to explain below), you also have a space at the start of your filename, you want "/Documents/biopython/hsa_piwil3.fasta" not " /Documents/biopython/hsa_piwil3.fasta".

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8.0 years ago

You'll want to read the python section on indentation, as it's very important in python. Something like the following will likely work:

from Bio import SeqIO
for seq_record in SeqIO.parse(" /Documents/biopython/hsa_piwil3.fasta", "fasta") :
print seq_record.id

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I typed what you have suggested and it is giving me same answer : IndentationError : expected an indented block i read what you have suggested but I am not sure where I am making mistake. Thank you for replying

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make sure you include the tab (or a couple of spaces) so type:

from Bio import SeqIO
for seq_record in SeqIO.parse(" /Documents/biopython/hsa_piwil3.fasta", "fasta") :
"tab" print seq_record.id

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8 weeks ago
alexaminar • 0

Indentation means the space from margin to the begin of characters in a line. Python language is a very sensitive language for indentation, it has caused confusion for many beginners. Putting in an extra space or leaving one out where it is needed will surely generate an error message . Some common causes of this error include:

• Forgetting to indent the statements within a compound statement.
• Forgetting to indent the statements of a user-defined function.

The error message IndentationError: expected an indented block would seem to indicate that you have an indentation error. It is probably caused by a mix of tabs and spaces .