Staden for Mac/PC?

Don Gilbert gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Thu Oct 3 08:02:07 EST 1996


You might think of selecting one program of the Staden package
to make available on a trial basis for Mac and Wintel systems.
That could help you gauge interest.  Regarding your porting effort,
a Linux verison might be simplest to do and would get your
package to a larger range of hardware.

Regarding which computer systems are most widely used by sequence
analyzing bioscientists:  I don't know, probably no one really knows
these days.  My impression though is
that Macintoshes remain the most widely used, and despite recent
problems at Apple computer, Macs remain a very viable system that
users of them find compelling.  Wintel systems are catching up somewhat.
Unix is far behind as a commonly used (desktop) system,
though many instititions offer it as a shared-service option.  But
if you want to reach the most users, write your software to run on
all these systems (like I do :).

- Don

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

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