[Biojava-l] A software project suggestion

Niall Haslam niall at sgenomics.org
Tue Dec 8 13:59:52 UTC 2009


Could we vote for these? I'd like to echo Andreas' call for someone to work on BLAST parsers. Its never gonna be sexy but it is something that needs doing.

On 8 Dec 2009, at 02:15, Andreas Prlic wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> Thanks for your interest in a project. Our current TODO list can be found here:
> http://www.biojava.org/wiki/BioJava:Modules
> The part of biojava that probably would benefit a lot from some work
> are the Blast parser modules... E.g. we are missing a PSI blast parser
> ...
> Andreas
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Martin Petr <martin.petr at matfyz.cz> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I'm a computer science student currently in the last year of bachelor
>> studies and I'm looking for an interesting software project for my
>> Java course. And since I also happen to study molecular biology (I'm
>> just in the first semester now, so there is a long way ahead of me)
>> and I'm very interested in bioinformatics, I decided to ask here for
>> suggestions.
>> Do you have any ideas for a possible BioJava related project? Do you
>> miss any functionality in BioJava that I could add? I have to say that
>> my knowledge of bioinformatics is very vague (although I have quite a
>> solid background in general computer science, at least) but I guess
>> that shouldn't be a big problem.
>> I'm not talking here anything PhD level-like, not even BSc level-like,
>> it may be just some "boring" technical stuff that needs to be done. I
>> would just prefer to help and do something more useful, which really
>> can't be said about a zilionth clone of IRC bot or something like
>> that. :)
>> I take it as a good opportunity to learn something about BioJava
>> itself, since it very well may be my tool of choice when I finally get
>> a chance to get my hands dirty in some research! In fact, that's why I
>> got the idea to help BioJava in the first place.
>> Thanks in advance for any replies and suggestions. Have a nice day.
>> Martin Petr
>> Charles University in Prague
>> Czech Republic
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