[Pipet Devel] Fwd: Bioperl: Pise release 5.a

Gary Van Domselaar gvd at redpoll.pharmacy.ualberta.ca
Mon Feb 28 10:33:06 EST 2000

"J.W. Bizzaro" wrote:
> Brad Chapman wrote:
> >
> >     This just came through on the bioperl mailing list. I just took a
> > quick look, but it is kind of scary--it seems like a lot of our ideas
> > are already being implemented here.

We'll have to add this one to the 'its so much like loci its scarey'
list.  Pise looks like a good model for us to study when we imeplement
our own web-based interface to Loci.  From my cursory rip through
throught the description, it differs from loci primarily in that the
data redirection (which is not well defined, so I could be off here),
seems simplistic.  From what I can tell it is not network-distrituted,
simply piped.  This implies that the processing applications reside on
the same machine. The piping appears step-wise.  Consequently the
communications layer is not abstracted, and thus limited to command-line
programs.  Loci's strength is in its generalized data-connectivity
brokering capability, so I don't see Pise as a 'threat' so much as a
'resource': Pise is GPL, so we are free to use it and study it, and   It
does appear to have some very good design points (similar to applab in
many respects).  I'd like to give it a try and maybe I can make some
more accurate/insightful commentary on Loci and Pise.


                                  Gary Van Domselaar
                               gary at bioinformatics.org
                           bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab

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