[BiO BB] How to write Algorithm

Philipp Pagel philipp.pagel at cmp.yale.edu
Wed Sep 26 10:53:33 EDT 2001


> There is a very nice O'reilly book: Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills

I bought it and don't like it at all. I think it's just a compilation of tools 
found on the Web. None of the concepts is really introduced, no algorithms etc.
I don't think you can really learn anything from this book.

My recommendations:

1)	David Mount
		Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis
		Cold Spring Harbour Lab. Press

		Very nice if you are coming from the biology side. Very understandable but
		not to shallow. This book really teaches you about some of the ideas that
		are used for e.g. sequence alignment etc.

2)	Dan Gusfield
		Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences: Computer Science and
		Computational Biology

		Great for Computer scientists or as a more in depth reading after 1)


Dr. Philipp Pagel
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