Tracks and scripts

Case number:699969-992903
Topic:General
Opened by:Mike Cassidy
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 14:22
Last modified:Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 22:52

I think it would be convenient to be able to script tracks. After running various multi-start scripts it would be best that the scripts could save each developed alignment into a track rather the a QS spot.

(Sat, 06/09/2012 - 14:22  |  4 comments)


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And it would be even more usefull if we could get the alignment name to put that in the trackname.

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I've wanted to ask for the same thing. But this means giving scripts access to the hard-drive, which is a little iffy. You could, just hypothetically, end up with a script filling up the hard drive (all 500 GB!). Making undeletable files(thanks bill gates, nice design there), let your imagination run wild, because a script can too.

On the other hand, if they could access a precreated track, that would be okay. Still not very convenient at all. And quicksaves are associated with the track so it would be hard to transfer the solution.

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If you want to prevent the filling up, I could live with just the following functions:
- gototrack(name)
- createaligntrack() (creates if not exists allready a new track with name alignmentname returning that name)

Then multistartscripts can use the following pseudo-algoritm:
repeat
- gotodefaulttrack
- reset
- name=createaligntrack()
- gototrack(name)
- dothework()
until all alignments are done.

Extra advantage: the reporting of the results can be done on the alignment names.

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I think this is a good suggestion. +1

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