NCBI Toolkit and entrez

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Wed Feb 23 12:54:00 EST 1994

I'm using NCBI's toolkit now, and it is good.

Use NCBI's kit if you want cross-platform compatibility *now*, at no
cost but for a C compiler.  NCBI's kit is in C.  
If you prefer C++ (I think most people will find C++ faster to write
to than C),  I'll have a C++ application framework source
out in a week or so that wraps around NCBI's kit.

See ftp.bio.indiana.edu in /util/dclap for some example applications
and info.  There are still plenty of bugs in my c++ framework, but
NCBI's toolkit is pretty solid.  It took me one weekend to get
things working for mswindows after having done the mac & xmotif basics.
I haven't written any really platform specific code, as their toolkit
covers all of that.  It is solid, and after some time spent learning
what is in it, no problem to use.

-- don
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu

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