===Texas A&M University - Bioinformatics Working Group===


Program description pages are generated by programs that produce experimental WWW pages. These provide an archival reference, a reminder of how things were done, and a tracker of various files involved.
BONOUT3A.IPF produces an HTML page for each vascular plant family treated in A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland by John T. Kartesz and the Biota of North America Program (BONAP) with current (Spring, 1996) updates.

The program acts on a data table carrying data for BONAP taxa - BONAP96A.ITB. Starting with the first record, it proceeds to move through the data table, keying on internal BONAP code fields and name strings to produce a listing of all genera included in BONAP Family treatments. Each Genus name listing carries a 'query' URL that extracts all 'documents' (species-level records) that carry the Genus-name string The indexed file, BONOUT4.OUT, is produced by another KMAN program, BONOUT4.IPF, that 'walks' through the full BONAP nomenclatural data table (BONAP96A.ITB) producing an HTML-formatted ACSCII file (BONOUT4.OUT - over 5 mb). This file, similar in structure to family-level HTML pages produced by BONOUT3.IPF is taken to a a single file by BONOUT4.IPF. BONOUT4.OUT is processed for indexed searching by Erich Schneider at the Texas A&M Center for the Study of Digital Libraries. This involves the use of 'Managing Gigabytes', a public domain indexing/retrieval program that creates searchable or 'indexed' files, as well as 'cgi' programming to manage both query and output.

BONOUT3A.IPF program code is written in the Knowledgeman (PC-database) language by Dr. Hugh D. Wilson.

Last run of BONOUT3A.IPF: 10/20/98
HTML family pages generated: 294
Genera listed: 3207
Intergeneric hybrids listed: 13
Start run: 07:24:49
End run: 07:36:46
Use your browser's 'back' button to return to the prior page, or query vascular plant biodiversity information at the Flowering Plant Gateway (see also menu-guided indexed entry using Family names finder), technical Genus name, or generic 'common' name. This page produced by bonout3a.ipf on: 10/20/98