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mark.schreiber at novartis.com mark.schreiber at novartis.com
Wed Jul 20 22:48:24 EDT 2005

>Hi all,
>I'm doing a report about some bio-informatics tools and their uses, one 
of the tools I'm considering reviewing is >bio-java. 
>I was wondering if anybody could help me by answering some of the 
following questions about bio-java. 
>- are there any research papers that I could get access to where bio-java 
was used for analysis? and where could I >find them?

The best way to find this out is to search Google Scholar with the term 
biojava. The last time I looked there was
a lot.

>- what environments are people using it in? eg commercial, academic

Hard to know exactly. According to www.biojava.org/usage/ about 50% of 
traffic to the site is from .com addresses. It's hard to interpret web 
traffic as usage and a reasonable amount of the 50% will be from 
web-crawlers indexing the site. It is definitely used in both commercial 
and academic settings.

>- why do people use Bio-Java as opposed to other applictions.

BioJava is not really an application. It is a Java programming library for 
bioinformatics. I guess they use it cause it's free and it (mostly) works.

>I would also be happy to hear personal stories/opinions from people using 
>or anyother bio-java related information would be helpful.
>Any assistance would be much appreciated.
>Daniel Park

You might want to put a survey form somewhere on the web. We have never 
done a survey of biojava users and the results might be interesting and 
help the direction of the project.

- Mark

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