[BiO BB] open source ideas

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Tue Aug 21 23:27:02 EDT 2001

	How about starting with a windows application that allows easy compilation
of EST Sequences for submission.  It could have a "interrogator" function
which allows the user to fill out all of the necessary fields then it
annotates each EST sequence file either with the existing file name or some
other format (for example a lab code and a number, the number could change
while the lab code did not). T hen the program could move all the annotated
files into one large file and add the final headers.  The saved file could
then be emailed to ESTDB.  I doubt the program would take a huge amount of
time to write and debug, but I bet it would save the average researcher (and
the PERL programmer) time by allowing the average scientist to use a windows
application to compile his or her own data.

My two sense,

Mark Burke

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[mailto:bio_bulletin_board-admin at bioinformatics.org]On Behalf Of Joel
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 7:11 PM
To: 'bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org'
Subject: [BiO BB] open source ideas

  I have the greatest urge to create free, open-source applications for
biological research, but as I scan the lists of available software it seems
like it has all been done (Which I know is FAR from the truth). What kind of
open-source software would be useful to the bioinformatics community? All
ideas and opinions welcome.

- Joel

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