the Biocomputing Survival Guide is available in its version 2.0 as
'beta test'. This document is intended to serve as a cookbook for
the casual user of computers in molecular biology.It is not inten-
ded to explain science or make the programs' algorithms more
The Guide starts with general introductory remarks on computer
usage and trouble shooting. Softwarewise, the material focuses
mostly on the Wisconsin Sequence Analysis Package from Genetics
Computer Group, Inc., 575 Science Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
53711. Excerpts from the Program Manual for the Wisconsin Package,
Version 8, copyright 1994 by Genetics Computer Group, by permis-
sion of Genetics Computer Group.
The previous versions of the Guide were available only as PC-based
word processor format. Learning from the past, the new version is
written in a new format which requires a separate application to
gerenate RTF, LaTEX, or HTML files.The JAM (Just Another Metafile)
format allows to adapt the survival guide to any individual site
in a few minutes.All you need is to modify a few files and process
these in the 'jam' processor, which is an application known to run
on many opreating systems. The modifications are so easy that they
can be made even by the end user.
The Guide is available on-line as Hypertext on the Swiss EMBnet
node WWW server as
<a href= http://www.ch.embnet.org/jam/jam.html > Jam Page </a>.
The ftp archive is bioftp.unibas.ch, directory survival/ . Please
note that you should only use the survival/ directory. Thank you.
N O T E
We call this a 'beta' version. If you find any problems, please
let us know. The current HTML version can also write 'reflector'
and 'receptor' files. These are not ready yet for general re-
Acknowledgements: The program writing was supported by Basel
University, and the Swiss National Science Foundation (NF).
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