Feature map also imports result files from some other programs or databases:
The legend is drawn at the left top of the image. It indicates the color (and optionally symbol) associated to each feature identifier.
The scale bar appears either under the title (horizontal map) or at the left side of the image (vertical map). It indicates the coordinates. The step is calculated automatically but can also be specified manually.
Write the name besides each sequence.
The maps can either be drawn horizontally or vertically.
The options from and to define the maximum and minimum coordinated displayed in the map. This allows to zoom on a given part of the graph. If no value are entered, the min and max feature positions are used as limits.
All coordinates are recalculated relative to this value).
All dimensions are in pixels.
A color dot or a symbol can be associated to each feature. This is particularly convenient to discernate overlapping features, because the handle are shifted in order to avoid overlap. Black symbols are conveninent to distinguish features on a black and white printing.
The default palette assigns one color to each feature identifier (e.g. each pattern). The monochrome palette is convenient for printing feature maps on a balck and white printer, and to avoid publication costs for color pictures.
Provide a file containing feature-specific colors.
The file contains 2 columns:
1) Feature identifier
2) Red,Green,Blue intensity in a scale from 0 to 255.
This example will assign the red color to all features identified as "Met4p", dark green to features "Pho4p", and very dark blue to features identified as "Met31p".
Background color (R,G,B)
Specify the color of the background color. Colors are specified with three numbers from 0 to 255, separated by commas, representing the color intensity of the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) channels, respectively. The value 0 means null intensity, and 255 maximal intensity. Some examples:
This option requires a recent browser (Netscape 3 or later). When the mous is placed for a second on a given feature, a specific message appears at the bottom of the window, providing all characteristics of this feature (type, position, identifier, description).
A label can be written nearby each feature, providing one or several of the following data:
Proportional to score
Feature box thickness reflects the score given in the eight column of the input.
output format for the image. Supported : png, jpg, ps. The formats jpg and png are bitmap formats, i.e. they are convenient for displaying on a computer screen, but their resolution is restricted to that of a monitor (72 dots per inch). The postscript (ps) format can adapt to the resolutio of any printer.
feature-map has been written by . This program can be used freely by academic users via its web interface. For commercial users, please read or disclaimer.
feature-map uses the graphical library GD, developed by Thomas Boutell ((email@example.com).
Copyright statement for the graphical library GD:
Portions copyright 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Funded under Grant P41-RR02188 by the National Institutes of Health. Portions copyright 1996, 1997, 1998, by Boutell.Com, Inc. GIF decompression code copyright 1990, 1991, 1993, by David Koblas (firstname.lastname@example.org). Non-LZW-based GIF compression code copyright 1998, by Hutchison Avenue Software Corporation (http://www.hasc.com/, email@example.com). Permission has been granted to copy and distribute gd in any context, including a commercial application, provided that this notice is present in user-accessible supporting documentation. This does not affect your ownership of the derived work itself, and the intent is to assure proper credit for the authors of gd, not to interfere with your productive use of gd. If you have questions, ask. "Derived works" includes all programs that utilize the library. Credit must be given in user-accessible documentation. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.