back in action /

Steven E. Brenner
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 23:30:03 +0900 (JST)

On Fri, 27 Jun 1997, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Good to see everybody back in action on this list.
> My makefiles for PreSeq and Parse work fine, the only thing I need to do is write some type of 
> robust shell script called 'configure' that will do some quick in-place editing on and 
> that will be able turn off/on the use of
> Georg has metioned a bug in PreSeq and Steve C. has mentioned that he has made minor local 
> additions to his copy of Preseq. If both of you folks could email me your info, I will 
> incorporate the necessary changes into a new release.
> Also- inside GI we have finally gotten around to replacing our numerous scripts that have been 
> lying around for Blast/Fasta search result parsing. We now have a really nice object oriented 
> module and the will be done shortly. Both of these modules are quite 
> standalone, capable of firing up a local or networked search and returning all kinds of 
> different info raw or in various sorted ways. I was thinking that although these modules do not 
> quite fit into our schema, they might be quite useful to the individual researcher.
> One problem that was totally glossed over at the OIB meeting is that a majority of researchers 
> out there do not have the support of bioinformatics groups containing dozens of computer 
> scientists. While perl might not scale to super-industrial bioinformatics applications, there is 
> a huge need for simple, robust tools that are useable by individuals. I really think that this 
> is one area where BioPerl can be of tremendous help. Any thoughts?
> regards,
> Chris Dagdigian