[Bioperl-l] Reference to a staden module under Bio::SeqIO.pm

Dave Messina David.Messina at sbc.su.se
Sun Aug 3 15:10:18 EDT 2008

Hi Kevin,

The staden module is a oddball one, to be sure.

A search on the BioPerl website turns up this FAQ entry:

Also the Windows install page


> Some external programs such as Staden <http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Staden> and
> the EMBOSS <http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/EMBOSS> suite of programs can only
> be installed on Windows by using Cygwin <http://www.cygwin.com/> and its gcc
> C compiler <http://gcc.gnu.org/> (see Bioperl in Cygwin, below)

In any case, the staden module (and associated external libraries) is used
only if you are trying to read the scf, abi, alf, pln, exp, ctf, or ztr
binary formats. So your edit shouldn't cause you any problems otherwise.


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