SeqLab vs SeqWeb

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 9 05:22:23 EST 1998

In article <Pine.SGI.3.96.980708161836.15339A-100000 at meije.rsvs.ulaval.ca>,
Paul Roy <proy at rsvs.ulaval.ca> wrote:
>Dear GCGers:
>     I haven't followed closely the postings about SeqWeb, but we are now
>faced with the decision of installing an X-emulator on several new PC's in
>a student lab or, alternatively, buying a license for SeqWeb.  Does anyone
>have experience with both and a clear preference for one or the other?
>Or any "inside" info from GCG on future development?  Will SeqWeb replace
>SeqLab and will buying several copies of X-emulators for PC's be a waste
>of time?

Go with X, for the following reasons:

1)  You can then use other X based suites (such as Staden's gap4) as
2)  SeqWeb does not support batch running of jobs
3)  SeqLab is free, SeqWeb is not
4)  SeqLab has a much better interface, and more flexible handling of
5)  SeqLab allows users to manipulate files in their home directories,
    I understand that SeqWeb does not.


Dr T J R Cutts                                        Tel: +44 1223 333596
Dept. of Biochemistry, 80 Tennis Court Rd.
Cambridge, CB2 1GA, UK

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