write_reading, fwrite_reading - Write a Read structure into a trace
These functions write a Read structure into a trace file. The principle
format support is the SCF format. Although reading is supported for ABI
and ALF, writing is not. Additionally, it is possible to write using
the plain (old) staden format files or as Experiment files. In both
these cases only the sequence component of the trace file will be
When writing as an experiment file the QL, QR and SQ fields are
generated from the Read structure. If we previously created the Read
structure from reading an experiment file then the original experiment
file data is also written. Otherwise EN, ID, LN and LT lines are also
write_reading() writes a Read structure to the specified filename in
the specified format. Formats available are TT_SCF, TT_PLNand TT_EXP.
Specifying format TT_ANY will be treated as TT_SCF.
fwrite_reading() writes a Read structure to the specified FILE pointer
in the specified format. Apart from writing to FILE pointer instead of
a filename, the function is identical to write_reading().
On successful completion, the write_reading() and fwrite_reading()
functions return 0. Otherwise these functions return -1.
read_reading(3), fread_reading(3), deallocate_reading(3), scf(4),