Entrez:Sequences ANSWER: NENTREZ

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Thu Feb 17 11:03:06 EST 1994

In article <ed.121.0010B294 at micro.uct.ac.za>, ed at micro.uct.ac.za (Ed Rybicki) writes:
|> In article <doelz.761073100 at biox> doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch (Reinhard Doelz) writes:
|> >From: doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch (Reinhard Doelz)
|> >bionet at cgmvax.cgm.cnrs-gif.fr writes:
|> >>>Has anyone had problems getting Entrez CD-ROMs? 
|> >>Ooooooooo YES !!!
|> >I found problems solved once they had my mastercard number. Europeans
|> So it's even worse for us - R3 per dollar (R5 per pound) - so what we did is 
|> go for Nentrez, the network Entrez, which works WONDERFULLY!!  FTP in to 
|> ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and go for entrez and dig till you get the win version.  
|> Allows all sorts of wonderful searches, semi-online, and it's FREE. 

OH NOOOOOO ! (sorry for this exagggregated spelling) 

There is no free lunch, and I still hope that biologists will learn it 
some day.

NetEntrez is a service which is NOT FREE. It is currently free for the 
subscribers. No one mentiones the networks here, which cost a fortune! 

What is cheaper; $100 for the CD's or the network line? If there are more 
than a certain number of people using it at the same time, the CD is the ONLY 
solution one should dare looking into. 

Don't understand me wrong; NEtEntrez is a great piece of software, but 
I doubt it will scale (costwise) if all and everybody uses transatlantic
lines if there could be the same for a fraction of the money!


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