Perl Programming for Biologists

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 14, 2003 - Computers - 191 pages
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Working on the assumption that the reader has no formal training in programming, Perl Programming for Biologists demonstrates how Perl is used to solve biological problems. Each chapter opens with a set of learning objectives, provides numerous review questions and self-study exercises, and concludes with a bulleted summary of key points. The author incorporates numerous real-life examples throughout the text. Upon completing the book, readers are able to quickly perform such tasks as correcting recurring errors in spreadsheets, scanning a Fasta sequence for every occurrence of an EcoRI site, adapting other writers' scripts to one's own purposes, and most important, writing reusableand maintainable scripts that spare the rote repetition of code.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Variables and Data Types
13
Arrays and Hashes
27
Perl Programming for Biologists D Curtis Jamison
43
Subroutines
63
String Manipulation
75
Input and Output
89
Perl Modules and Packages
105
Appendix A Partial Perl Reference
163
Chapter 5
164
Chapter 8
165
Appendix B Bioinformatics File Formats
167
ASN l
170
EMBL
175
PDB
177
Fasta
181

ObjectOriented Programming
133
Bioperl
147
For More Information
161
Programming Challenges
162
BLAST
182
ACEDB
183
Index
185
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