[Bioperl-l] Re: Bioperl in 2005 (Jason Stajich)

Ewan Birney birney at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Dec 30 09:09:23 EST 2004

On Thu, 30 Dec 2004, Venky Nandagopal wrote:

> Hello
> I haven't written to the list a lot in the past, nor have I followed it
> closely, but I do use Bioperl every day in my research and I think this is
> an amazingly useful resource you guys have created. Thank you. I hope you
> all have a wonderful 2005.
> In re some of the things that Jason mentioned, it would be useful to have
> a link on the website with a brief tutorial on how to write a bioperl
> compliant module. What are the guidelines, what classes should be
> inherited from, formats etc. For example, I've got a spidey parser lying
> somewhere, and I could probably quickly hack it up to be useful for
> others, but I'm reluctant to invest the time to read through the existing
> code to figure out what rules I should be following. I'm not a perl
> expert, but I'm not a novice either, and fairly technical guidelines would
> work fine. If something like this exists already, a pointer to it would be
> great and ignore everything else I said.

There is a brief document on bioperl conventions at:


in the top level of the bioperl distribution.

> Thanks for your time.
> Venky
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> Eisen Lab
> UC Berkeley
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