[Bioperl-l] the binary formerly known as WU-BLAST (Was: experimental Bio::Search::Tiling implementation)

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed May 20 08:23:58 EDT 2009

On May 19, 2009, at 11:06 PM, Erich Schwarz wrote:

> On Tue, 19 May 2009, Robert Buels wrote:
>> Are the developers of RepeatMasker and RepeatModeler aware of this
>> availability problem?  Perhaps they have some ideas?
>    Now that you point it out, I had taken it for granted that they
> already knew, but shouldn't have assumed that.  So, thanks for
> cc:ing Dr. Hubley!
>    (This is a somewhat non-BioPerl-ish topic -- thanks for
> everybody's collective patience with that.  On the other hand, given
> how prevalent a dependency WU-BLAST is for a lot of bioinformatics
> Perl code, maybe this isn't *so* off-topic after all...)
> --Erich

There does seem to be a preference for WU-BLAST over BLAST in many  
cases, so I think it's relevant.  I hate to see it go closed-source  
and commercial.


More information about the Bioperl-l mailing list