Seqapp problem

Jeremy Creighton Ahouse ahouse at hydra.rose.brandeis.edu.
Mon Oct 10 19:31:30 EST 1994


In article <1994Oct3.144031.5758 at galileo.cc.rochester.edu>
CAAL at BPHVAX.BIOPHYSICS.ROCHESTER.EDU (Charles Alexander) writes:

> Hello all,
> 
> I have been trying to use Don Gilbert's freeware sequence editing program for
> the Mac, Seqapp.  However, I'm having a difficult time saving sequences in the
> single-sequence or multi-sequence editor window.  When you specify the save
> option everything seems to work fine but when you try to re-open it later the
> sequence is missing, although the file name exists.  
> 
> I'm sure the solution is embarrasingly simple but for the life of me I cannot 
> figure it out.
> 
Charles,

   We have used SeqApp successfully (with MacClade and PAUP). SeqApp
has a number of these kinds of intermittent bugs.  
- Use plenty of memory.
- Throw away the preference file and give SeqApp a chance to rebuild
it.
- If you ever crash while running seqApp make sure to throw away the
pref file.
- save your docs regularly, check them with a text editor (like BBEdit
lite)

   Good luck.  Keep hoping for seqPup (Don seems to have given up
pouring good code after bad and is moving over to a new environment
that promises to make his hard won code able to run on several
platforms.)

Jeremy Creighton Ahouse
Biology and Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110




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