PIR Release 45 available for anonymous FTP and Gopher access

Dan Davison dbd at theory.BCHS.UH.EDU
Tue Jul 11 15:37:13 EST 1995


PIR Release 45 is available for anonymous FTP from

ftp.bchs.uh.edu:/pub/gene-server/pir/pir_rel45/...

PIR Release 45 is also available on the UH PIR Gopher,
	gopher://gopher.bchs.uh.edu

The GCG-formatted databases will be produced as soon as I can get
the disk space.  This will probably be this
weekend but may be sooner.

Please note the new info below, from
ftp.bchs.uh.edu:/pub/gene-server/pir/pir_rel45/000README.

dan davison


This file describes the lastest available release of the
PIR-International Protein Sequence Database on the University of Houston
anonymous FTP server.

The release is available in two formats: the VMS compatible (NBRF-PIR
formatted) version and the ASCII CARD image (CODATA formatted) version.
All files originate in the path: /pub/gene-server/pir/pir_relXX
where XX is the latest release number.

Non format-specific files and documents are in this directory.
VMS specific files are in the vms subdirectory and
ASCII specific files are in the ascii subdirectory.


VMS version
-----------
  The VMS version of the database contains the datasets PIR1, PIR2, PIR3 and
  NRL_3D in NBRF-PIR format split among two files (.REF and .SEQ) for each
  dataset. 

  Please refer to the following documents for more information:
    00TAPE_DOC.VMS   - document describing lastest release
    0PRFILE_DOC.VMS  - document describing NBRF-PIR file format
    0PROTEIN_DOC.VMS - document describing NBRF-PIR database file structure
                       and format specification

  Files with the ".Z" extension have been compressed by LZCOMP. LZDCMP
  preserves the VAX/VMS file characteristics and is required to uncompress
  these files after binary transfer. The LZ suite of programs may be acquired
  from the PIR Anonymous FTP server at NBRF.Georgetown.Edu in directory
  [ANONYMOUS.COMPRESS]. For VMS systems the LZ.SHAR file contains the
  software; for non-VMS systems a series of .C and .H source files is
  available. The DCOMPRESS program may also be used to uncompress these files.


ASCII version
-------------
  The ASCII version of the database contains the datasets PIR1, PIR2, PIR3 and
  NRL_3D in CODATA sequence exchange format.

  Please refer to the following documents for more information:
    00TAPE_DOC.ASCII   - document describing lastest release
    0PROTEIN_DOC.ASCII - document describing CODATA exchange format
                         specification

  Files with the ".Z" extension have been compressed by the Unix
  compatible "zcompress" program. Use LZDCMP or "zcompress -d" to
  uncompress selected files after a binary transfer.


Not all files listed in the documents are available on the FTP server.
If you would like access to data not presently available but listed in one
of the documents or if you have suggestions or comments please notify:

  Christopher Marzec
  Internet: MARZEC at NBRF.Georgetown.edu
  BITNET:   MARZEC at GUNBRF.BITNET
  voice:    (202) 687-2121



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