Question: Headers In Tabular Datatypes
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9.3 years ago by
James Casbon370
James Casbon370 wrote:
Deaf galaxy-user, So you can have tabular datasets, and you can add a datatype that subclasses tabular and adds column definitions. Is there a way of using tabular data with column headings without defining the datatype, i.e. getting galaxy to recognise that first line is a header and should be used as column titles? thanks, James
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 9.2 years ago by Greg Von Kuster840 • written 9.3 years ago by James Casbon370
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Greg Von Kuster840 wrote:
Hello James, The Tabular data type does not allow for this as it would be very difficult to enforce consistency across datasets. Many tabular datasets include proper headers ( start with a "#" character ), while many do not. However, many formats sub-class Tabular, and probably the best way to do this would be to introduce support for a new datatype in your local instance that is a subclass of Tabular that provides this functionality. Greg Von Kuster Galaxy Development Team
ADD COMMENTlink written 9.2 years ago by Greg Von Kuster840
2009/9/1 Greg Von Kuster <>: Thanks, Greg. So you do think it is possible? I have tried to understand the datatype by looking at: and reading the code. I am now very confused - when should you use init_meta and set_meta, or a MetaDataElement ? It looks like MetaDataElements are class definitions, so to what extent can you change metadata on an instance?
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