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Travis travis at traviswellman.com
Mon Jun 20 05:35:59 UTC 2011

Don't forget Haskell :)


Excerpts from ॥ स्वक्ष ॥'s message of Fri Jun 17 22:29:36 -0600 2011:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 07:19, Jacqueline McNally
> <jacqueline-linuxchix at decisions-and-designs.com.au> wrote:
> > I have just started a Masters in Infectious Diseases (my undergraduate
> > degree was Medical Technology). Research appears to be at the molecular
> > level (e.g. sequencing), and there are databases and tools available to
> > analyse this data. The tools are written in Perl and Python from what I can
> > see. I think most of them you can just use, but I can see that there are
> > times that being able to 'tweek' may be useful.
> Thats right. Most of the tools in the bio-informatics space are
> heavily stacked in favor of Perl[0] and Java[1], but Ruby[2] and
> Python[3] are also popular among folks willing to experiment with
> other tools ; which ofcourse, adds up the cost of development,
> maintenance and debugging**. Language preferences aside, I'd imagine
> its all about using the right tool for getting the job done :-)
> [0] http://bioperl.org
> [1] http://biojava.org/wiki/Main_Page
> [2] http://bioruby.open-bio.org/
> [3] http://biopython.org
> ** Recently experienced the cpan dependency hell that people shudder at!

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