Package Bio :: Package SeqIO :: Module QualityIO :: Class FastqIlluminaWriter
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Class FastqIlluminaWriter

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                     object --+        
      Interfaces.SequenceWriter --+    
Interfaces.SequentialSequenceWriter --+

Write Illumina 1.3+ FASTQ format files (with PHRED quality scores).

This outputs FASTQ files like those from the Solexa/Illumina 1.3+ pipeline, using PHRED scores and an ASCII offset of 64. Note these files are NOT compatible with the standard Sanger style PHRED FASTQ files which use an ASCII offset of 32.

Although you can use this class directly, you are strongly encouraged to use the Bio.SeqIO.write() function with format name "fastq-illumina" instead. This code is also called if you use the .format("fastq-illumina") method of a SeqRecord. For example,

>>> from Bio import SeqIO
>>> record ="Quality/sanger_faked.fastq", "fastq-sanger")
>>> print(record.format("fastq-illumina"))
@Test PHRED qualities from 40 to 0 inclusive

Note that Illumina FASTQ files have an upper limit of PHRED quality 62, which is encoded as ASCII 126, the tilde. If your quality scores are truncated to fit, a warning is issued.

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write_record(self, record)
Write a single FASTQ record to the file.
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Inherited from Interfaces.SequentialSequenceWriter: __init__, write_file, write_footer, write_header, write_records

Inherited from Interfaces.SequenceWriter: clean

Inherited from Interfaces.SequenceWriter (private): _get_seq_string

Inherited from object: __delattr__, __format__, __getattribute__, __hash__, __new__, __reduce__, __reduce_ex__, __repr__, __setattr__, __sizeof__, __str__, __subclasshook__

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Inherited from object: __class__

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write_record(self, record)

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Write a single FASTQ record to the file.
Overrides: Interfaces.SequentialSequenceWriter.write_record