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Basic frontend for the kegg database rest API

Project description

keggrest
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implementation of the rest API to access the kegg database

Implemented functions
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RESTrequest(*args, **kwargs) -> response string

create a request to the KEGG url, is the basis for all the other call.
Take as argument the pieces of the rest call.

KEGGlink(db1, db2, **kwargs) -> (dict, dict)

evaluate the connection between two databases, return two dictionaries
of list that gives how each element of the database is related to the
elements of the other

KEGGconv(db1, db2, **kwargs) -> (dict, dict)

convert between one kegg database and an external one. currently supported
are the uniprot, ncbi-gi and ncbi-geneid for genes and pubchem, chebi
for chemical compounds. Return the two lookup table (dicts) two convert
from one dictionary to the other

KEGGlist(db, organism='', **kwargs) -> dict

return all the element of a specific database for a certain organism,
in the form of a dictionary element: description

KEGGget(element, option='', **kwargs) -> dict

return the dictionary of description of the required object.
possible options are: aaseq | ntseq | mol | kcf | image | kgml

KEGGbrite(britename, option='', **kwargs) -> dict of dicts

analize a brite ontology and return a dictionary of dictionaries.
still in beta version, works up to three level of hierarchy.

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