This command will read a database of sequences, in PIR or FASTA format, and write it out in BINARY format. See sequence_db.read() for an explanation of the parameters used. outfile gives the name of the resulting binary file.
The conversion process is done one sequence at a time, so this requires substantially less system memory than sequence_db.read() followed by sequence_db.write().
Any existing data in the database is discarded by this routine, and the database is empty when the function finishes.
log.verbose() env = environ() sdb = sequence_db(env) sdb.convert(seq_database_file='pdb95.fsa', seq_database_format='FASTA', chains_list='ALL', minmax_db_seq_len=[1, 40000], clean_sequences=True, outfile='pdb95.bin')