Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills, Paperback Book

Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills Paperback

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Bioinformatics--the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems--is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline.

Genome sequencing projects are producing vast amounts of biological data for many different organisms, and, increasingly, storing these data in public databases.

Such biological databases are growing exponentially, along with the biological literature.

It's impossible for even the most zealous researcher to stay on top of necessary information in the field without the aid of computer-based tools.

Bioinformatics is all about building these tools. Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills is for scientists and students who are learning computational approaches to biology for the first time, as well as for experienced biology researchers who are just starting to use computers to handle their data.

The book covers the Unix file system, building tools and databases for bioinformatics, computational approaches to biological problems, an introduction to Perl for bioinformatics, data mining, and data visualization. Written in a clear, engaging style, Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills will help biologists develop a structured approach to biological data as well as the tools they'll need to analyze the data.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Genetics (non-medical)
  • ISBN: 9781565926646



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A dense tome covering a lot of stuff. But, in contrast to <i>The Digital Code of Life</i>, this time I wasn't quite as lost, now having a slightly better idea of the scope of the problem. Still, this is a huge subject and I'm never going to be an expect; the best I can hope for is to skim the surface and get a feel for the material.