BioPerl at 15: new features, new directions
Christopher J Fields, Mark A Jensen*, Jason E Stajich
*Corresponding author: Mark A Jensen
F1000Posters 2010, 1: 243 (poster) [ENGLISH]
Poster [1.47 MB]
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology 2010 meeting, 11 - 13 Jul 2010, T02
The BioPerl Project, an open-source Perl toolkit for bioinformatics, was initiated in 1995 and became instrumental in the automated organization and analysis of original Human Genome Project data. Since then, BioPerl has become a complete object-oriented Perl environment for bioinformatics development, with modules to perform a wide range of bioinformatics functions, including multi-format parsing and translation, object-relational model databasing, EMBL and NCBI web service access, and external program execution. The BioPerl developer community is actively responding to the far-reaching changes in the field that have taken place over the last several years.
Major goals are: (1) to provide new functionality useful to researchers at the cutting edge of bioinformatics, (2) to reorganize BioPerl into smaller application-oriented packages, (3) to deprecate older modules whose utility has declined substantially, and (4) to continue to expand and improve documentation, so that BioPerl remains useful and relevant in the years ahead. Highlights from the past year’s work include:
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