EMBOSS Administrator's Guide: Bioinformatics Software Management

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 16, 2011 - Science
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The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite (EMBOSS) is a high quality package of open source software tools for molecular biology. It includes over 200 applications integrated with a range of popular third party software packages under a consistent and powerful command line interface. The tools are available from a wide range of graphical interfaces, including easy to use web interfaces and powerful workflow software. The EMBOSS Administrator's Guide is the official, definitive and comprehensive guide to EMBOSS installation and maintenance: • Find all the information needed to configure, install and maintain EMBOSS, including recent additions for version 6.2 • Step-by-step instructions with real-world examples - saves readers time and helps them avoid the pitfalls on all the common platforms • In-depth reference to database configuration - learn how to set up and use databases under EMBOSS • Includes EMBOSS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with answers - quickly find solutions to common problems
 

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Contents

Building EMBOSS 1
1
Building EMBASSY 2
53
Building Jemboss 3
65
Databases 4
92
Appendix A Resources
133
Appendix B EMBOSS Frequently Asked Questions
135
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About the author (2011)

Alan Bleasby is a Senior Scientific Officer at EMBL-EBI. He developed the early EMBOSS programming library (AJAX) at Daresbury Laboratory (Warrington, UK) where he was responsible for the SEQNET UK national bioinformatics service. He now works full-time on EMBOSS.

Jon Ison has been a developer of EMBOSS since 2000. He is based at EMBL-EBI and helps coordinate EMBOSS with Peter Rice and Alan Bleasby. He is currently working on ontologies, data integration and application development.

Peter Rice is a Group Leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK), a centre for research and services in bioinformatics and part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Dr Rice instigated EMBOSS in 1996 when he was based at the Sanger Centre (Hinxton, UK), with Alan Bleasby (SEQNET, Daresbury) and in collaboration with Thure Etzold (EMBL-EBI).

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