PhyloSoC:Extend the Nexus Class Library to parse NeXML and PhyloXML

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PhyloSoC:Extend the Nexus Class Library to parse NeXML and PhyloXML

Author

Michael G. Elliot

Abstract

Nexus is a flat text file format widely used to store bioinformatics data. The Nexus Class Library (NCL) is an integrated collection of C++ classes that parses files written in Nexus. The NCL currently does not have extensive XML support, which means it is incomptible with newly emerging formats such as NeXML and PhyloXML. This project will add the facility to read and write NeXML and PhyloXML formats. In addition, the project will involve designing and implementing an API for querying arbitrary xml-formatted metadata associated with NCL structures.

Code

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ncl/ https://ncl.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/ncl/branches/xml

Blog

http://circumfluentwaves.wordpress.com

Project Plan

Bonding period

Tasks: Gather sample files, familiarize myself with the library, discuss plans with mentors

Week 1

Tasks: Write parser for NEXML taxa, trees and character blocks

Week 2

Tasks: Complete parser for NEXML "minor blocks" such as assumptions, sets, etc. Deliverables: Functioning NEXML reader, (possibly writer?)

Week 3

Tasks: Write parser for PHYLOXML trees and taxa

Week 4

Tasks: Complete parser for PHYLOXML "minor blocks". Clean up code and document. Deliverables: Functioning PHYLOXML reader, (possibly writer?)

Week 5

Tasks: Metadata "notes" block... More coming soon