Module Biocaml_range (.ml)

Ranges of contiguous integers (integer intervals). A range is a contiguous sequence of integers from a lower bound to an upper bound. For example, [2, 10] is the set of integers from 2 through 10, inclusive of 2 and 10.

module Biocaml_range: 
type t = private {
   lo : int;
   hi : int;
Type of a range.
exception Bad of string
Raised when unable to produce a well-formed range.
val make : int -> int -> t
make l u returns the range from l to u. Raise Bad if l > u.
val to_pair : t -> int * int
to_pair t returns the int * int pair.
val make_opt : int -> int -> t option
Like make but returns None instead of raising exception.
val size : t -> int
size v returns the number of integers in v, i.e. v.hi - v.lo + 1.
val member : t -> int -> bool
member t k returns true if t contains k.
val to_string : t -> string
String representation of an range, intended only for human legibility.
val to_list : t -> int list
to_list v returns the set of integers contained in v, in ascending order.
val overlap : t -> t -> int
overlap u v returns amount of overlap between two ranges. A positive value indicates number of integers common to u and v. A negative value indicates the number of integers in between non-overlapping ranges. A zero value means the ranges are exactly adjacent to each other. The relation is symmetric.
val gap : t -> t -> int
gap u v returns the size of the gap between u and v. It is equivalent to the negative of overlap.

Set Operations

val union : t -> t -> t list
union u v returns the ranges representing the union of u and v. Returned list length will be 1 if ranges have non-negative overlap or 2 if they do not. In other words, the answer is represented with the fewest possible ranges.
val intersect : t -> t -> t option
intersect u v returns the range representing the intersection of u and v. Return None if intersection is empty.

Positional Range
Positional means an range is viewed as coming either before or after another.
val before : t -> t -> bool
before u v is true if strict_before u v || equal u v.
val after : t -> t -> bool
after u v is equivalent to before v u.
val strict_before : t -> t -> bool
strict_before u v is true if u.lo < v.lo && u.hi < v.hi.
val strict_after : t -> t -> bool
strict_after u v is equivalent to strict_before v u.
val compare_positional : t -> t -> int option
compare_positional u v returns -1 if u is strictly before v, 0 if u is equal to v, +1 if u is strictly after v, and returns None otherwise.

Containment Range
Containment means an range is viewed as being inside, or a subset of, another.
val subset : t -> t -> bool
subset u v is true if u is a subset of v.
val superset : t -> t -> bool
superset u v is true if u is a superset of v.
val strict_subset : t -> t -> bool
strict_subset u v is true if u is a strict subset of v.
val strict_superset : t -> t -> bool
strict_superset u v is true if u is a strict superset of v.
val compare_containment : t -> t -> int option
compare_containment u v returns -1 if u is a strict subset of v, 0 if u is equal to v, +1 if u is a strict superset of v, and returns None otherwise.

Order Relations
A few total orders provided here, but Order.compose allows generating others. It is suitable to pass compare_positional as the first or second argument, and compare_containment as the second or first, respectively, argument to this function. Also, either can be first reversed by Order.reversep.
val compare_lo_then_hi : t -> t -> int
Return order between lo bounds unless they are equal, in which case return order between hi bounds.
val compare_lo : t -> t -> int
Compare by ranges' lo bounds, ignoring hi bounds.
val compare_hi : t -> t -> int
Compare by ranges' hi bounds, ignoring lo bounds.

Range Lists

val any_overlap : t list -> bool
Return true if any pair of given ranges overlap each other.
val all_positional : t list -> bool
Return true if all pairs of given ranges are positionally comparable.
val max_gap_of_positional : t list -> int
Return maximum gap between adjacent pairs of given ranges. Raise Failure if any pairs of given ranges not positionally comparable, or if given less than two ranges.

More Specialized Operations

val find_min_range : ?init_direction:string ->
t -> (t -> bool) -> int -> t option
find_min_range v pred i finds the minimum sized range within v centered around i that satisfies pred. Successively larger ranges are created starting from [i, i] and the first one to satisfy pred is returned. None is returned if the given range v itself is reached and pred still fails. Raise Failure if i not within v.

The first range tried is [i, i], by default the second is [i, i+1], the third [i-1, i+1], the fourth [i-1, i+2], and so on. The optional init_direction must be either "fwd" or "rev". If "fwd", which is the default, the range size is initially increased in the forward direction. If "rev", the second range tried will be [i-1, i]. If the range boundary is reached on either side, the size continues to be increased by incrementing on the opposing side.

val expand_assoc_list : (t * 'a) list -> (int * 'a list) list
exp_assoc_list dat returns a list associating each integer i with the list of values associated with all ranges overlapping i in dat. The set of integers considered is the union of all in given dat.
val find_regions : ?max_gap:int ->
('a -> bool) -> (t * 'a) list -> t list
TO DO: fill in this documentation. For now see Math.find_regions.

make_random t returns a random range that is a subset of t. May raise Failure if given range bounds exceed largest value handled by Random module.