ModString: ModString objects

Description

Description

The virtual ModString class derives from the XString virtual class. Like its parent and its children, it is used for storing sequences of characters. However, the XString/BString class requires single byte characters as the letters of the input sequences. The ModString extends the capability for multi-byte chracters by encoding these characters into a single byte characters using a dictionary for internal conversion. It also takes care of different encoding behavior of operating systems.

The ModDNAString and ModRNAString classes derive from the ModString class and use the functionality to store nucleotide sequences containing modified nucleotides. To describe modified RNA and DNA nucleotides with a single letter, special characters are commonly used, eg. from the greek alphabet, which are multi-byte characters.

The ModString class is virtual and it cannot be directly used to create an object. Please have a look at ModDNAString and ModRNAString for the specific alphabets of the individual classes.


FelixErnst/Modstrings documentation built on March 21, 2020, 11:38 p.m.