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Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics

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ISBN-10: 0596000804

ISBN-13: 9780596000806

Edition: 2001

Authors: James Tisdall, Lorrie LeJeune

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With its highly developed capacity to detect patterns in data, Perl has become one of the most popular languages for biological data analysis. But if you're a biologist with little or no programming experience, starting out in Perl can be a challenge. Many biologists have a difficult time learning how to apply the language to bioinformatics. The most popular Perl programming books are often too theoretical and too focused on computer science for a non-programming biologist who needs to solve very specific problems. "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics is designed to get you quickly over the Perl language barrier by approaching programming as an important new laboratory skill, revealing Perl…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.19" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Biology and Computer Science
The Organization of DNA
The Organization of Proteins
In Silico
Limits to Computation
Getting Started with Perl
A Low and Long Learning Curve
Perl's Benefits
Installing Perl on Your Computer
How to Run Perl Programs
Text Editors
Finding Help
The Art of Programming
Individual Approaches to Programming
Edit-Run-Revise (and Save)
An Environment of Programs
Programming Strategies
The Programming Process
Sequences and Strings
Representing Sequence Data
A Program to Store a DNA Sequence
Concatenating DNA Fragments
Transcription: DNA to RNA
Using the Perl Documentation
Calculating the Reverse Complement in Perl
Proteins, Files, and Arrays
Reading Proteins in Files
Arrays
Scalar and List Context
Exercises
Motifs and Loops
Flow Control
Code Layout
Finding Motifs
Counting Nucleotides
Exploding Strings into Arrays
Operating on Strings
Writing to Files
Exercises
Subroutines and Bugs
Subroutines
Scoping and Subroutines
Command-Line Arguments and Arrays
Passing Data to Subroutines
Modules and Libraries of Subroutines
Fixing Bugs in Your Code
Exercises
Mutations and Randomization
Random Number Generators
A Program Using Randomization
A Program to Simulate DNA Mutation
Generating Random DNA
Analyzing DNA
Exercises
The Genetic Code
Hashes
Data Structures and Algorithms for Biology
The Genetic Code
Translating DNA into Proteins
Reading DNA from Files in FASTA Format
Reading Frames
Exercises
Restriction Maps and Regular Expressions
Regular Expressions
Restriction Maps and Restriction Enzymes
Perl Operations
Exercises
GenBank
GenBank Files
GenBank Libraries
Separating Sequence and Annotation
Parsing Annotations
Indexing GenBank with DBM
Exercises
Protein Data Bank
Files and Folders
PDB Files
Parsing PDB Files
Controlling Other Programs
Exercises
Blast
Obtaining BLAST
String Matching and Homology
BLAST Output Files
Parsing BLAST Output
Presenting Data
Bioperl
Exercises
Further Topics
The Art of Program Design
Web Programming
Algorithms and Sequence Alignment
Object-Oriented Programming
Perl Modules
Complex Data Structures
Relational Databases
Microarrays and XML
Graphics Programming
Modeling Networks
DNA Computers
Resources