Perl Programming for Medicine and Biology

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Computers - 407 pages
Written for biomedical professionals and hospital practitioners interested in creating their own programs, Perl Programming for Medicine and Biology, discusses and reviews biomedical data resources, data standards, data organization, medicolegal and ethical conduct for data miners, and grants-related data sharing responsibilities. It teaches readers the basic Perl programming skills necessary for collecting, analyzing, and distributing biomedical data and provides solutions to in-depth problems that face researchers and healthcare professionals.



Non-technical "Background" sections open each chapter to help non-programmers easily comprehend programming procedures. Explanations are provided for the biomedical issues underlying the Perl scripts that follow, and examples of real-world implementation are provided. Perl Programming for Medicine and Biology will show you how to transform, merge, and examine large and complex databases with ease.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Perl Programming For Absolute Beginners
1
Using Perl Modules and Applying Some Fundamental Commands
51
FileDirectory Operations and Text transformations with Regular
61
Indexing Text
89
Autocoding Biomedical Data with Nomenclatures
103
Searching and Mining Data
117
Cryptography and Deidentification
131
Scrubbing Data
145
Modeling Biological and Medical Systems
247
Bioinformatics
263
Network Computing
271
A Quick Peek at ObjectOriented Programming
283
A Digital Image Specification in RDF
289
Data Mining OMIM Online Mendelian Inheritance
311
References Commented
325
Resources
337

Finding and Exchanging Data Through the World Wide Web
161
Creating Parsing and Transforming XML and Tagged Data
173
Metadata Ontologies and the Meaning of Everything
187
Mathematical Functions
219
Statistics and Epidemiology
229
Glossary
351
List of Perl Scripts
391
Index
397
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