[BiO BB] Please guide me

Jeffrey Chang jeffrey_chang at stanfordalumni.org
Fri Jan 30 08:49:14 EST 2004

On Jan 30, 2004, at 7:53 AM, Andrius wrote:

> new bioinformatics language would make
> lot more for community. indeed, i see some confusion about why should 
> every bioinformatician use perl (well, perl comes first when you ask 
> google)... nor it's designed for it, nor it make learning path easier 
> (time to come and do research). i think the new language should be
> developed, language which makes good string processing as perl does 
> and introduces constructs/objects which are familiar for people with 
> biological background.

You should look into Darwin then:

It's a programming language invented for bioinformatics applications.

I've been meaning to look at it.  I'm interesting in how this language 
compares to a general high-level language like Python or Perl, with a 
robust bioinformatics library (biopython or bioperl).  Does anyone have 
experiences with this and can share them?


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