Version 2.0.0 of MACAW (Multiple Alignment Construction & Analysis
Workbench) is now available from NCBI's anonymous FTP server. The
chief enhancement is the addition of the recently described Gibbs
Sampler algorithm (Lawrence et al, Science 262, 208-214, 1993) to
the collection of search tools available in the environment.
In addition, the program now has on-line help which is intended to
replace the printed (and not electronically available) User's Manual
that was distributed with earlier releases. To obtain the software,
ftp to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (type anonymous then username), cd to the
pub/macaw directory, and get the README.TXT file, which contains
additional instructions for downloading and installation.
Greg Schuler & Stephen Altschul