the world's favorite sequence package

Francis Ouellette francis at monod.Biol.McGill.CA
Thu Feb 25 14:03:38 EST 1993

broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu (Bruce Roe) writes:

>        GCG is most widely used, very well supported, and approx. $5000 for
>		both programs and databases updated quarterly.
>        Staden is the best for shotgun sequence assembly, has some excellent
>		but little used analysis programs, and approx. $200.
>	IG is used by many but at last recollection was more expensive
>		than GCG.

Well, I think it is about $7-8,000/year with monthly database updates for
_unlimited_ users, but only about $4,000 for single user.  But any
software that can only have one user at a time is bad idea for me! (and
alot of others, I am sure).

We have the Staden and the IG-Suite on a Sun.  

(price given are in US$ and may vary from place to place ... I don't
work for IG ...  so they may quote you something totaly different, and
the best way to get the real price for your place is to email them directly
at consult at presto.ig.com)

The $200 for the Staden package is a steal.  You can contact Roger Staden
at rs at cele.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk, and someone will send you an order form by
snail mail. (I don't work for staden either)



| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| manager, yeast chromosome I & XVI sequencing project
| dept of biology, McGill university, Montreal, Qc, Canada
| francis at monod.biol.mcgill.ca

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