[BiO BB] Please guide me

Michael Gruenberger mgruenb at gmx.net
Fri Jan 30 09:19:40 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 15:20, Andrius wrote:

> >
> i'm sure real world will demand it. it's kind of a feeling when you 
> doing research with such tools..it
> reminds me open source climate a lot. the thing is... sometimes even 
> programmers do not think in a real way.
> they tend to follow 'practices' and there's little few who follows their 
> brain. you may disagree and of course i can ask:
> does our today 'market' demand thinking? same for research i think. as 
> long as researchers demand tools which
> allow them to think free ( and gain better results this way ) there's a 
> market for such tools. of course it may not be mainstream,
> but there's nothing wrong with that. i'm not much familiar with research 
> routines (i'm still graduating for bachelor) and people in it, but i 
> have few friends there. they tend to say that even in academic world 
> there's a lot of serial writing (i mean writing papers just to increase 
> curriculum) and there's no surprise such people do not demand open 
> thinking tools. and there's nothing wrong with that again:) as long as 
> there's bunch of people who care about a quality of their work (research).

Yes, you are right, researchers need (computer) tools, but they need to
be very easy to use and a new programming language would also have to be
very easy to use. What would your bio-language look like? What would
make it easier to use than existing BioJava or BioPerl? Bioinformatics
is a very wide field (I work on two projects at the moment, one is
mainly database stuff, the other one 3D images). What would your
language focus on? 

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