[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
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