Class: BioRead

Combine two objects


NewObj = combine(BioObj1, BioObj2)
NewObj = combine(BioObj1, BioObj2, Name,Value)


NewObj = combine(BioObj1, BioObj2) combines data from two objects of the same class and returns a new object. The combine method concatenates the properties of the two objects.

NewObj = combine(BioObj1, BioObj2, Name,Value) combines data from two objects of the same class with additional options specified by one or more Name,Value pair arguments.

Input Arguments


Object of the BioRead or BioMap class.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside single quotes (' '). You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.


String describing NewObj. This string populates the Name property of NewObj.

Output Arguments


Object of the BioRead or BioMap class.


Construct two BioRead objects, and then combine them:

% Create two structures with data from a FASTQ file
struct1 = fastqread('SRR005164_1_50.fastq', 'blockread', [1 10],...
                    'trimheaders', true);
struct2 = fastqread('SRR005164_1_50.fastq', 'blockread', [11 20],...
                    'trimheaders', true);
% Construct two BioRead objects from the two structures
BRObj1 = BioRead(struct1);
BRObj2 = BioRead(struct2);
% Combine the two BioRead objects and set the Name property
% of the new object
NewBRObj = combine(BRObj1, BRObj2, 'Name', 'BRObj1 + BRObj2')
NewBRObj = 

  BioRead with properties:

     Quality: {20x1 cell}
    Sequence: {20x1 cell}
      Header: {20x1 cell}
       NSeqs: 20
        Name: 'BRObj1 + BRObj2'
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