[Bioclusters] Re: [Biodevelopers] Interested in Bioinformatics Projects

Jeff Gentry bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:42:04 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Dr. Hari Koduvely wrote:
> Dear all, I am new to this group. I am basically a
> Physicist, having a Ph.D in Statistical Physics. I
> have a strong background in areas like Probability
> Theory, Graph Theory, Hidden Markov Models, Data
> Clustering, Scaling Theory etc. I am also quite
> familiar with C and C++ programming. I am interested
> in joining some projects in Bioinformatics. If any of
> you need any help in your projects in areas mentioned
> above, please let me know I would be very happy to get
> involved. 

A bit of a shameless plug, but given your background in statistics you
might find this interesting ...

The Bioconductor project (www.bioconductor.org) is designed to provide
open source bioinformatical tools.  It is built to work with a language
called R (www.r-project.org), aka "Gnu S", which is a language designed
for statistical computing (although after working with it for over a year
now, I find that it has quite a few other advantages as well for many
things).  The Bioconductor website has a wealth of information, as well as
a mailing list if you have specific questions. 

Your interests in graph theory were another thing I noticed as we're
currently working on a project to create true graph structures in R, as
well as a set of visualization and analysis tools, working with a variety
of other platforms.  All quite interesting, IMO.

-Jeff Gentry