WSScanPS Clients


On Wednesday 30th December 2009 the WSScanPS service, used by these clients, was decommissioned and replaced by:

The service documentation and clients below are historical and provided solely for reference purposes.


ScanPS (Scan Protein Sequence) is a program for comparing a protein sequence to a database of protein sequences. It implements the full Smith-Waterman style searching and is capable of identifying multiple domain matches by using iterative profile searching.

For more information about this tool see:

Web Service

For details of the service used by these clients see WSScanPS.

C# .NET Client

.NET runtime

The Microsoft .NET runtime is already installed on most MS Windows systems. The Microsoft .NET runtime is available via Microsoft Update or as a download (see

For MacOS X, Linux and other non-Windows systems see Mono or DotGNU.

Get the client

Download the C# client:

Run without arguments to get a usage summary:


Java Client


Download and unzip the library files and add the jars to the Java classpath.

Get the client

Download the Java client:

To get usage information run the client without arguments:

java -Djava.ext.dirs=lib -jar WSScanPS.jar

Perl Client

Install SOAP::Lite

To run the Perl client you need to install SOAP::Lite. SOAP::Lite is a collection of Perl modules which provide a simple and lightweight interface to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for both client and server applications. This client requires SOAP::Lite version 0.60.

Get the client

Download the Perl client:

To get usage information run the program without arguments:



Workflow engines such as Taverna and Triana offer a simple way of combining individual web services into complex applications.


A basic workflow showing how to use WSScanPS can be found on myExperiment.

services/archive/sss/wsscanps_clients.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/23 16:46 by hpm