Requests for molbio freeware

khofmann at biomed.biolan.uni-koeln.de khofmann at biomed.biolan.uni-koeln.de
Thu Mar 25 05:00:30 EST 1993

In article <1993Mar24.214624.7972 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk>, r.nakisa at ic.ac.uk writes:
>Dear Netters,

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>Incidentally, I have a cunning plan:
>Why don't we just sort out what molbio programs we want and write them? 
>There must _surely_ be enough molecular biologists who can program to
>cobble a standard package of molbio tools together. Obviously _one_
>person couldn't write everything, but we could turf out bits of the
>wish-list to many people.  We'd have to decide what platforms to write
>for, and work out a consistent user interface which is user-friendly and
>portable.  And what better place to do that than bionet.software?  I

I strongly second that idea

>I know that there are good programmers out there - take Kay Hoffman for
>example; she writes .......
          sorry to disappoint you, but she is a he. :-)
>Some things are better done on beefy computers, but for the everyday
>chores a microcomputer can cope quite adequately. For example,
>translation of DNA and back-translation of protein, picking out the CDS
>from the sequence header file...
>Anyway, I can only write them one at a time but I'm happy to get the
>ball rolling 8-).

Good idea! That was also one of my initail plans to cover most of the range
of every-day needed molbio software before i got drowned in lots of other
things to do.

To everyone who likes to participate in writing user friendly free molbio
software: I wish you all the best!
 And one VERY big wish: please write programs that support various sequence
file formats!! I am tired of having to convert all files every now and then
if i want to use the next PD-program.


Kay O. Hofmann                            Tel.: +49 221 478-6980
Institut fuer Biochemie (med. Fak.)       Fax.: +49 221 478-6979
Universitaet Koeln
Joseph Stelzmann Str. 52          Internet: khofmann at biomed.biolan.uni-koeln.de
D-5000 Koeln 41                             khofmann at gen1.genetik.uni-koeln.de

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