[Bioperl-l] Feedback from the course we ran
Francis Ouellette <email@example.com>
Wed, 27 Sep 2000 07:06:14 -0700 (PDT)
On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Alessandro Guffanti wrote:
> It could be a good idea to pay someone
> for the documentation - maybe somebody new
> to the project and willing to help with the
> nitty gritty (a computer literate biologist ?
> a part-time person who is studying and comes
> in once a week ?).
I think this would be a pretty intensive full-time job for a while. It
would be an immense contribution to the community.
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> Still, I think that a true
> "manual" would also help: start with the
> problem, solve it with Bioperl, show
> how it was done including the code.
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Ewan Birney wrote:
> > (a) Documentation out of sync. It is annoying for developers, but for
> > people learning the package, out of sync documentation is just plain
> > *unhelpful*. This is an tough area for us as it is hard to get programmers
> > motivated about real documentation (that's what the code is for, right?)
> > I think I might see if I can figure out how to *pay* for a full time
> > documentation person. Do people think this is a good route? Can I drum up
> > any support here?
> Alessandro Guffanti - The Sanger Centre