[Biococoa-dev] BioCocoa 2.0 release

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 8 22:04:45 EDT 2006

The BioCocoa team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0  
of the BioCocoa framework.

BioCocoa is an open source Cocoa framework for bioinformatics written  
in Objective-C. We intend to provide Cocoa programmers with a full  
suite of tools for handling and manipulating biological sequences.

This new release is a complete rewrite of the original BioCocoa  
framework which was written by Peter Schols.

The new release includes:

• A set of model objects to represent biological sequences that are  
both easy to use, yet very powerful and lightweight.

• I/O classes to import and export sequences to and from a variety of  
commonly used formats, eg swiss-prot, ncbi, fasta.

• Tools to manipulate and obtain information about sequences.

• An NSTextView based class to display sequences.

Initially started as framework to read and write the plethora of  
available sequence file formats, we continue to work to make BioCocoa  
a more general bioframework leveraging the power of the Objective-C  
language and Cocoa frameworks. Eventually, we aspire to become  
siblings of OpenBio.org projects such as BioJava, BioPerl, and BioRuby.

For more information and to download the framework, please visit our  
website: http://bioinformatics.org/biococoa/

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