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Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics

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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 programmi ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2001)
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Andy McKenzie
Sep 17, 2012 Andy McKenzie rated it liked it
Shelves: genomics
Pretty good, though probably a bit dated now. Still, the basics of how to generate a random sequence of DNA and how to search text files helped me with my intuition for more complex endeavors, like motif searching. I found it a great way to not only learn Perl but also as one of my first introductions to programming languages.
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Shelves: non-fiction
Clear and useful.
Dave Peticolas
May 10, 2014 Dave Peticolas rated it liked it

A nice little book for biologists wanting to learn Perl. It has some useful information for programmers wanting to learn computational biology, but only a light primer.

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