Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics by James Tisdall
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Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics
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Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics

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Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics by James Tisdall

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Historically, programming hasn't been considered a critical skill for biologists. But now, with access to vast amounts of biological data contained in public databases, programming skills are increasingly in strong demand in biology research and development. Perl, with its highly developed capacities in string handling, text processing, networking, and rapid prototyping, has emerged as the programming language of choice for biological data analysis. This text covers the core Perl language and many of its module extensions, presenting them in the context of biological data and problems of pressing interest to the biological community. This book, along with "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics", forms a basic course in Perl programming. This second volume finishes the basic Perl tutorial material (references, complex data structures, object-oriented programming, use of modules--all presented in a biological context) and presents some advanced topics of considerable interest in bioinformatics. The range of topics covered in the book prepares the reader for enduring and emerging developments in critical areas of bioinformatics programming such as: gene finding; string alignment; methods of data storage and retrieval (SML and databases); modelling of networks (graphs and Petri nets); graphics (Tk); parallelization; interfacing with other programming languages; statistics (PDL); protein structure determination; and biological models of computation (DNA Computers). Biologists and computer scientists who have conquered the basics of Perl and are ready to move even further in their mastery of this versatile language will appreciate the author's well-balanced approach to applying Perl's analytical abilities to the field of bioinformatics. Full of practical examples and real-world biological problem solving, this book is a must for any reader wanting to move beyond beginner level Perl in bioinformatics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596003074
ISBN-10: 0596003072
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 181mm x 25mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics by James Tisdall Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics, Paperback (November 2001)

This text is designed to get you quickly over the Perl language barrier by approaching programming as an important new laboratory skill, revealing Perl programs and techniques that are immediately useful in the lab. Each chapter focuses on solving a particular bioinformatics problem.

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Author Biography - James Tisdall

James Tisdall has worked as a musician, a programmer at Bell Labs (where he programmed for speech research and discovered a formal language for musical rhythm), and as a bioinformaticist at Mercator Genetics in Menlo Park, California, and at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He has a B.A. in mathematics from the City College of New York and an M.S. in computer science from Columbia University; he is working towards a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Jim teaches computer music at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. He is also the author of O'Reilly's Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics.

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