Peter Cock wrote:
>>> I've been working on this using JJ's work on column picking
>>> in the BLAST XML to tabular tool - viewable here:
>>> ...
>>> I'm considering splitting the column picker into three, the
>>> standard 12 columns, the further 13 used in our extended
>>> 25 column output, and a third category for any other columns
>>> offered by BLAST+ (like the taxonomy columns added in
>>> BLAST+ 2.2.28).
>>> Here's a screenshot showing the column picker offering
>>> the 25 columns, split in two:
>>> Note that (following JJ's earlier work) these all include the column
>>> numbers as used in the standard 12 column BLAST tabular output,
>>> or our extended 25 column output.
>>> Note I would not intend to number the final set of "extra" columns.
>>> Do people think this is helpful, or potentially confusing (since
>>> the column numbering will change in a custom selection)?
>>> Peter

Jim Johnson wrote:
>>  Splitting into 3 sections seems like a good idea.
>>  That makes it easier to select groups of columns.
>> I also think labeling the column options with the column number in
>> the standard tabular outputs will be useful to users.

Nicola Soranzo wrote:
> I also like the splitting into 3 sections, but I think that the column
> numbering may be confusing and I would prefer it's not included.
> Nicola

So we have agreement on splitting the columns into three
groups (standard 12, extended 13, and the rest), but not about
if the first two batches should be numbered (as columns 1 to 25).

Next I need to look at the missing columns, and ideally see
which can be automatically extracted from the XML for the
conversion tool...

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