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automatic snapshots

asked 2013-10-27 08:36:45 -0600

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Is there a way to automate snapshots in GenomeBrowse? E.g. by passing a script containing a number of chromosomal locations to jump to and then take a snapshot of each location. Would be an awesome feature!

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answered 2013-10-28 17:12:05 -0600

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Hey Anne-Katrin,

We do have plans to add a "Save as Image" capability in our next major release of GenomeBrowse (version 2.0). We are working on the feature now actually, but the roadmap for it's release depends on a couple other dependencies and probably won't be for 2-3 months.

Although we don't intend to ship GenomeBrowse with a full Python API like we do with SVS, we do plan on providing a "remote control" mechanism similar to IGV's URL based control mechanism. This means you could have links like:

http://localhost:60151/goto?locus=egfr

To jump the running instance of GB to that location (which could be coordinates, not just a gene name). We could similarly provide a way to save an image such as:

http://localhost:60151/saveimage?out=somefile.png&width=600&height=480

You could then programatically construct and call these URLs to take snapshots of a list of loci as you are suggesting.

If having a more supported path to this functionality or an expatiated roadmap is something you are interested in, let me know as we have provided services to other labs looking for custom GenomeBrowse features and support and I'd be happy to chat and discuss the scope of that.

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