Monday, April 28, 2008

Getting identifiers for a list of genes

If you want to to quickly get identifiers for a long list of items you can use the following command, which uses wget to repeatedly query the API.

cat protein_names.txt | xargs -i wget -nv -O - \
'{}&species=4932&echo_query=1' \
> protein_identifiers.tsv
I've also introduced another parameter, echo_query, so that you can see your query item in the output.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Downtime on Saturday, April 26

There'll be an EMBL-wide power cut on Saturday, April 26. Therefore, our servers won't be reachable at this time. We hope that the computer infrastructure will be re-activated by Monday.

Sorry, the plans were changed and not all of EMBL is affected, so we should stay online.