Staden Package 2001.0 beta release

Chris Upton cupton at uvic.ca
Wed Aug 15 15:39:46 EST 2001

In article <9le1id$auo$1 at pegasus.csx.cam.ac.uk>, jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk wrote:

> We are pleased to announce a new beta release of the Staden Package -
> The most significant change in this release is the merging of nip4 and sip4
> into one program (named "spin") which includes a graphical user interface to
> the EMBOSS tools. Spin therefore allows EMBOSS plots to be superimposed,
> scrolled and scaled in the same manner as the existing nip4 and sip4 plots.
> In addition to this Gap4 has many improvements, including speed increases
> for larger projects (for example we have sites using 200,000 sequences
> producing over 7Mb of consensus sequence), an improved Find Internal
Joins, new
> searches, longer sequence names and even more sequences allowed (now up to
> 99,999,999), the ZTR trace file format, a test-version of the new automatic
> experiment suggestion tools, and bug fixes.
> The beta release does not require a licence, but it expires on 11th November.
> For more details see:
>     http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/pubseq/news.2001.html

Don't take offense :-) (I've used the Staden package for years and have
loved it!)  but is it safe to have my grad student move her precious
sequencing project onto this beta version?

  Chris Upton
Dept Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Victoria
Victoria BC

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