[BiO BB] Python or Perl
lixue at iastate.edu
Sun Jan 21 10:14:37 EST 2007
Look at this book on Perl:
Learning Perl, 3rd Edition, By Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Phoenix (This is
an excellent introduction book for persons who have never used Perl in their
> On 1/14/07, tim <timmcilveen at talktalk.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am a final year Molecular Sciences student (chemistry and molecular
> > biology) and am trying to teach myself some bioinformatics programming.
> > My history is in Basic from years ago. Because of this, I find Python a
> > bit easier to understand. Having said this, is biopython widely used, or
> > would I be as well persevering with learning Perl, and then bioperl
> > which seems to have a bigger following?
> Here's my 2 cents: you'll find more books for Perl. As a beginner,
> that's important. If I were you, I would look at Perl. You want to
> learn by examples.
> There's also more of a tradition in Perl, I believe (but tradition is
> > Just one more question. Are most people involved in bioinformatics
> > programming working in industry/academia , are are there people
> > involved in open access , internet based projects? - just curious!
> > Tim
> I only know people from academia. Never heard of open access, internet
> based projects. This probably has to do with the fact that
> bioinformatics tries to tackle problems with real biological/medical
> significance. Usually, you work in a team with biologists or doctors.
> General Forum at Bioinformatics.Org - BiO_Bulletin_Board at bioinformatics.org
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
More information about the BBB