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\title{Align mutliple sequences}
alignSeq(list, sample = NULL, sequence = NULL, editDistance = 15,
  output = "console", type = "nucleotide", method = "ClustalOmega")
\item{list}{A list of data frames consisting of antigen receptor sequences 
imported by the LymphoSeq function readImmunoSeq.}

\item{sample}{A character vector indicating the name of the sample in the productive
sequence list.}

\item{sequence}{A character vector of one ore more amino acid or nucleotide 
CDR3 sequences to search.}

\item{editDistance}{An integer giving the minimum edit distance that the 
sequence must be less than or equal to.  See details below.}

\item{output}{A character vector indicating where the multiple sequence alignemnt should be
printed.  Options include "console" or "pdf".  If "pdf" is selected, the file is saved to
the working directory.  For "pdf" to work, Texshade must be installed.  Refer to the 
Bioconductor package msa installation instructions for more details.}

\item{type}{A character vector indicating whether "aminoAcid" or "nucleotide" sequences
should be aligned.  If "aminoAcid" is specified, then run productiveSeqs first.}

\item{method}{A character vector indicating the multiple sequence alignment method to 
be used.  Refer to the Bioconductor msa package for more details.  Options incude 
"ClustalW", "ClustalOmega", and "Muscle".}
Performs a multiple sequence alignemnt and prints to the console or saves a pdf to 
the working directory.
Perform multiple sequence alignment using one of three methods and output results to the 
console or as a pdf file.  One may perform the alignment of all amino acid or nucleotide
sequences in a single sample.  Alternatively, one may search for a given sequence 
within a list of samples using an edit distance threshold.
Edit distance is a way of quantifying how dissimilar two sequences 
are to one another by counting the minimum number of operations required to 
transform one sequence into the other.  For example, an edit distance of 0 
means the sequences are identical and an edit distance of 1 indicates that 
the sequences different by a single amino acid or nucleotide.
file.path <- system.file("extdata", "IGH_sequencing", package = "LymphoSeq")

file.list <- readImmunoSeq(path = file.path)

productive.nt <- productiveSeq(file.list = file.list, aggregate = "nucleotide")

alignSeq(list = productive.nt, sample = "IGH_MVQ92552A_BL", type = "nucleotide", 
         method = "ClustalW", output = "console")
If having trouble saving pdf files, refer to Biconductor package msa for
installation instructions