Perl Conference Handout

Georg Fuellen fuellen@dali.Mathematik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 11:41:52 +0000 (GMT)

Hi, I've added a pointer to Steve Brenner's talk at the Perl Conference,
to our homepage at
NOTE: Bielefeld computers will be down soon, until approx. Wednesday
evening due to maintenance.

I've also updated the homepage following Steve's text below.
ChrisD: Ok w/ you ?
SteveC: should I add the text about Bio::Objects, too ?

SteveB mailed me,
> -=-=-
>  Active Bioperl Projects
> Bio::PreSeq
> A Perl module for reading, accessing, manipulating, and analyzing single
> biological sequences. 
> Goal: Provide a standard representation for biological sequences, so that
> the same sequence may be submitted to a large number of different
> manipulation and analysis functions.
> Status: Beta code, Version 0.035 from 26 May 1997
> Planed Enhancements: Increased, consistency, error-checking, and more
> analysis functions.  Bio::PreSeq is a tentative version of Bio::Seq, and
> will be renamed once the interfaces are fully fixed.  Users may build code
> on Bio::PreSeq with the knowledge that its interface will remain
> reasonably constant, as major changes will be reserved for Bio::Seq.
> Chief Developer: Chris Dagdigian,
> Bio::UnivAln
> A Perl module for reading, parsing, writing, slicing, and manipulating
> multiple biosequences 
> Goal: Manage and manipulate multiple sequences and their alignments
> Status: beta code, Version 1.005 from 18 Jun 97. 
> Special features: Flexible slicing, mapping, consensus, (in)variant sites,
> gap-free sites, reverse, complement, and reverse complement. 
> Planned enhancements: More CGI and Graphics; improved format handling;
> better validity checking
> Chief Developer: Georg Fuellen, fuellen@Techfak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
> Bio::Struct
> A Perl module for reading, writing, accessing, manipulating, and analyzing
> biological macromolecular three dimensional structures.
> Goal: Provide a standard and convenient representation for molecular
> biological structures (nucleic acids and proteins), as well as core
> data-management and analysis features.
> Status: Conceptual
> Bio::Object
> A rich hierarchy which attempts to encode the underlying logic of
> molecular biology within a set of standard, interoperable Perl modules.
> Goal: Provide a framework to help guide the design of interoperable Perl
> classes for managing and processing molecular biological data.
> Status: Ongoing evolution; currently usable
> Special features: Extensively used as part of the Saccharomyces Genome
> Database.
> Chief Developer: Stephen A. Chervitz