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Sequence Comparison Display

A sequence display is associated with a single set of results ( see section Result manager). To invoke a Sequence Comparison Display, bring up a pop up menu for the required result, either from the Results manager, the Results menu in the SPIN Sequence Comparison Plot, or the coloured square icon on the right of the spin plot. From the menu, select the "Display sequences" option.

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The horizontal sequence is drawn above the vertical sequence. In the picture above, "hsproperd" is the horizontal sequence and "mmproper" is the vertical sequence. The central panel indicates characters which are identical between the horizontal and vertical sequences. The buttons to the left of the sequences allow scrolling of the sequences either 1 character at a time (< or >) or a screen width (<< or >>). Pressing the Lock button "locks" the two sequences together and they can be scrolled as one. Movement of the sequences is also controlled by the scrollbars or by moving the corresponding cursor in the SPIN Sequence Comparison Plot ( see section SPIN Sequence Comparison Plot). The black cursors in the sequence display correspond to the position of the cursor in the SPIN Sequence Comparison Plot. The sequences can be made to 'jump' to the nearest match in those results by pressing the "Nearest match" or "Nearest dot" buttons. Nearest match means the match whose x,y coordinate in sequence character positions is closest, whereas Nearest dot means the match which appears closest in screen coordinates. If the display edges were proportional to the sequence lengths the Nearest dot and Nearest match would be equivalent.

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