All programs have been extensively tested on our system (Sun OS 5.6
and MacOS 8.1). However, if you experience any problem please inform
the authors. We will try to fix the bugs as soon as possible.
Local analysis on your
- When you start the PERL programs an error message is
displayed which indicates that a wrong end-of-line sign was
- At some point during the transfer the "line feed" signs that
PERL uses to separate lines has been replaced by another sign
(like only carriage return or only carriage return/line feed). Use
an appropriate text editor to place a "line feed" sign at every
end of the line or download the files again under UNIX. Ask your
system manager for help.
- During running the MacPerl programs the message "out of
memory" is shown and the programm finishs.
- Increase the memory partion of MacPerl in the "Information"
window. The memory needed depends on the size of your analyzed
sequences. Especially for large graphical representation an
increase might be necessary for up to 40 Mb.
- The sequences cannot be analyzed even if they all have the
- If you have generated the files on one computer platforms and
want to analyze them on another, it can be that they carry the
wrong "End-of-Line" or "New-Line" sign. Different End-of-Line
characters are used under the various operating systems (LF[ascii
10] under Unix, CRLF [ascii 13 10] under DOS and CR [ascii 13]
under MacOS). Use an appropriate text editor to replace the
- Remote analysis via WWW:
- When you submit a file to the analysis page an error
message indicates that the file does not meet the requirements and
cannot be analyzed.
- The most likely reason is that a preliminary check has found
that your sequences have not the same length. Make sure that all
fasta-names start with a ">" and contain no internal ">".
Make also sure that the filename contains no signs different from
standard ASCII letters (aA-zZ), numbers, underscore "_" and
points. No [space] or signs like ">>|#+*" must be used. This
measure has been placed at the CGI script for security reason.
- The analysis starts but is interrupted with the error
message "No files or not enough files available!"
- You have probably submitted only one converted sequence
together with the mother-sequence. In this case a full analysis is
not appropriate. A graphical representation as postscript file can
however be received. Please choose this option under "6. Choose
which files you wish to receive". If you routinely want to analyze
single sequence files please send a
mail to the author. This
service will then be included.