[BiO BB] open source ideas

Indraneel Majumdar indraneel at indialine.org
Tue Aug 21 23:45:25 EDT 2001

On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 11:27:02PM -0400, bioinfo wrote:
> Hello,
>  How about starting with a windows application that allows easy compilation
Is Perl included in the default installation?

> of EST Sequences for submission.  It could have a "interrogator" function
> which allows the user to fill out all of the necessary fields then it
> annotates each EST sequence file either with the existing file name or some
> other format (for example a lab code and a number, the number could change
> while the lab code did not). T hen the program could move all the annotated
> files into one large file and add the final headers.  The saved file could
> then be emailed to ESTDB.  I doubt the program would take a huge amount of
> time to write and debug, but I bet it would save the average researcher (and
> the PERL programmer) time by allowing the average scientist to use a windows
> application to compile his or her own data.

or make this a PHP/Apache or Perl/Apache hack so people everywhere can
(re)use your code. It's a nice idea which need not be limited only to
EST sequences.


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