Getting help on an app#

The app_help() function is a top-level import. It provides you with detailed help on an individual app. You pass the name of the app you want information on (see available apps) as a string. Below, I request help for the app omit_degenerates by passing that name as a string.

from cogent3 import app_help

app_help("omit_degenerates")
Overview
--------
Excludes alignment columns with degenerate characters. Can accomodate
reading frame.

Options for making the app
--------------------------
omit_degenerates_app = get_app(
    "omit_degenerates",
    moltype=None,
    gap_is_degen=True,
    motif_length=1,
)

Parameters
----------
moltype : str
    molecular type, must be either DNA or RNA
gap_is_degen : bool
    include gap character in degenerate character set
motif_length : int
    sequences split into non-overlapping tuples of this size. If a
    tuple contains a degen character at any position the entire tuple
    is excluded

Input type
----------
Alignment, ArrayAlignment

Output type
-----------
Alignment, ArrayAlignment, SerialisableType

The resulting vignette has multiple of sections.

  1. “Overview” describes the app purpose.

  2. “Options for making the app” shows how to create an app instance using get_app() (Getting an app). It includes the positional and keyword arguments for the app.

  3. “Parameters” lists the documentation describing the arguments.

  4. “Input type” states what data types are acceptable as input to the app.

  5. “Output type” states what data type will be generated by the app.