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Updating the documentation and to reflect that MMCIF now doe…

…s not rely on C code
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@@ -284,11 +284,6 @@ \section{Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)}
Second, they are now stricter about how to provide a list of IDs -- Biopython 1.59 onwards
turns a list into a comma separated string automatically.
- \item \emph{Why doesn't} \verb|Bio.PDB.MMCIFParser| \emph{work? I see an import error about} \verb|MMCIFlex| \\
- From Biopython 1.42 to 1.59, the underlying \verb|Bio.PDB.mmCIF.MMCIFlex| module
- was not installed by default. It required a third party tool called flex
- (fast lexical analyzer generator). This should work with Biopython 1.60 onwards.
\item \emph{Why doesn't} \verb|Bio.Blast.NCBIWWW.qblast()| \emph{give the same results as the NCBI BLAST website?} \\
You need to specify the same options -- the NCBI often adjust the default settings on the website,
and they do not match the QBLAST defaults anymore. Check things like the gap penalties and expectation threshold.
@@ -398,14 +398,6 @@ \subsection{mxTextTools (no longer needed)}
version is available for download at:
-\subsection{flex (fast lexical analyzer generator) (optional)}
-The mmCIF parser \verb|Bio.PDB.mmCIF.MMCIFlex| relies on C code which
-uses flex (fast lexical analyzer generator). At the time of writing,
-in order to parse mmCIF files you'll have to install flex, then tweak
-your \verb|| file to include the \verb|Bio.PDB.mmCIF.MMCIFlex|
-module, before (re)installing Biopython from source.
\section{Installing Biopython}
\subsection{Obtaining Biopython}
@@ -322,7 +322,6 @@ def is_Numpy_installed():
- 'Bio.PDB.mmCIF',
@@ -390,11 +389,6 @@ def is_Numpy_installed():
- Extension('Bio.PDB.mmCIF.MMCIFlex',
- ['Bio/PDB/mmCIF/lex.yy.c',
- 'Bio/PDB/mmCIF/MMCIFlexmodule.c'],
- include_dirs=["Bio"],
- ),

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