[Bio-software] BIRCH Version A1.99

Brian Fristensky frist at canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca
Wed Jun 28 12:05:08 EST 2006

                    BIRCH Version A1.99

o miniBIRCH is now supported by birchconfig, the graphic
  install wizard. The install procedure for minibirch is
  almost identical to that for a complete BIRCH installation,
  with the addition that for miniBIRCH, the New Install window
  will have an additional 'miniBIRCH Master Directory' field. 
o New: ArrayNorm - Normalize raw gene array data, prior to analysis
o New: TIGR-TM4 Microarray programs: 
    ExpressConverter - converts array data to TIGR format
    MIDAS - Normalization and analysis
    MEV - Multi-experiment viewer for data mining
o New: weighbor: Neighbor-Joining program which produces more reliable
  trees than traditional NJ. Available as an option in GDE.
o Documentation pages for Packages and Programs now contain links
  to a glossary page which gives definitions for each field on the
o Treetool, the tree editor, is now available for all platforms.
  Previously, colormap issues prevented it from running on Solaris.
  Thanks to Eric Linton for fixing this problem.
o readseq has been upgraded to version 2.1.23.
o GDE has been upgraded to version 2.4.5. GDE 2.1.5, wrote some
  temporary files to /usr/tmp, which is not present on some Debian 
  systems. GDE 2.4.5 writes these files to /tmp, which is present on all
  Unix and Linux systems. 
o dapple has been removed from the BIRCH core distribution.

The latest release of BIRCH (A1.99) is available at the 
BIRCH Web site


under the link 'BIRCH Administrator's Guide'.

Brian Fristensky               
Department of Plant Science      
University of Manitoba         
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2  CANADA   
frist at cc.umanitoba.ca 
Phone:            204-474-6085
FAX:              204-474-7528             

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