benchmark compares the memory usage and speed of execution for three
bioinformatics methods, implemented in programs using one of six
different programming languages. Programs for the Needleman-Wunsch
algorithm, the Neighbor-Joining tree construction algorithm and an
algorithm for parsing BLAST file outputs were implemented in C, C++,
C#, Java, Perl and Python.
on which languages would be the most useful to learn ranked
the following languages in decreasing order: Python, Perl, Java,
C/C++ and the framework .NET which includes C#.
- 6 programming
languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, Python
- 3 programs:
Needleman-Wunsch global alignment algorithm, Neighbor-Joining tree
algorithm and BLAST parsing program.
- 2 Operating Systems:
Linux (Fedora) and Windows (XP)