Linux or Unix
Genetic data environment?
After some strugle we managed to install some nice nucleotide sequence
analysis programs on a LINUX machine (pentium). We are interested in
analysis of rather large numbers of sequences over say 500-4500 positions
(16S/18S rRNA. That is, multiple alignments, probe and primer searching,
phylogeny (Neighbour-joining, Parsimony, Max likelihood?). Now we have a
chance to apply for some money for improvement.
Question: Will we gain much by buying a UNIX machine. What sort of
computer would we need? Where can we obtain the Genetic data environment
we keep hearing about. What does it do?
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