[Bioperl-l] writing bioperl modules

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed Nov 26 10:10:32 EST 2008


I would suggest there are several areas which also could use a new set  
of eyes to check things over.  The more devs the better.  For  
instance, Sendu Bala led the team for the last release and largely  
refactored Taxonomy/Species, which has worked out wonderfully.  He  
also introduced a generic lazy parsing interface.

Personally, I would like to see an R/BioConductor-BioPerl bridging  
system (which would be itself a separate project).  I'm working on  
lotsa microarray and will probably be looking at Solexa or 454 data  
soon.  If only we could get a halfway decent interface to R (and a  
buggy RSPerl does not count, as it's not on the CPAN and is poorly  


On Nov 26, 2008, at 8:46 AM, Dave Messina wrote:

> Hey Tim,
> Thanks for your email.
> Absolutely we're interested in any contributions you're willing to  
> make.
> While there is a lot of functionality in BioPerl, by no means would I
> consider it complete.
> Take a look at:
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Project_priority_list
> and
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Becoming_a_developer
> for starters.
> Also, we're in the middle of trying to push out version 1.6 of  
> BioPerl, and
> we could certainly use your help with that. See this post for details:
> http://bioperl.org/pipermail/bioperl-l/2008-November/028513.html
> Finally, if there's something you are personally interested in  
> adding to
> BioPerl, maybe something that's relevant to your work, please feel  
> free to
> propose it here on the list.
> Dave
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Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Marie-Claude Hofmann
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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