[Bioperl-l] Comparison between bioperl and biopython?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 13:58:59 EST 2009

To choose a toolkit for my work.

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Jason Stajich <jason at bioperl.org> wrote:
> Are you asking for the purposes of choosing a toolkit for your work or just
> curious about the advantages/disadvantages of language choice?
> -jason
> On Dec 29, 2009, at 8:08 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
>> May I ask somebody who are versitile in both bioperl and biopython
>> comment on the pros and cons of bioperl and biopython? I'm sending
>> this email to both bioperl and biopython mailing lists. But I hope
>> that it will not result in any contention.
>> I assume that the functionality between bioperl or biopython is the
>> same, i.e., tasks can be done in bioperl can be done biopython and
>> vice versa, as both libraries have been out there over 10 years.
>> Please correct me if my understanding is not true.
>> Given that a task that can be done with either bioperl or biopython,
>> I, in particularly, want to know how long it will take to write the
>> code for the task in bioperl and biopython, with the same readability
>> requirement (see below) and the assumption that users have the same
>> fluency in perl and python.
>> python is claimed to be good for maintainability. But perl is
>> criticized for there-are-many-ways-for-a-given-task. Since there are
>> multiple ways in perl, let us assume that we always use perl in a
>> readable way.
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