[Biopython-announce] Biopython 1.20 released

Jeffrey Chang jefftc at stanford.edu
Sun Jul 27 20:45:06 EDT 2003

Hello Everybody,

After months of work, Biopython 1.20 has been released!  This release 
includes substantial new features including:
   - Andrew Dalke EUtils library for accessing databases at NCBI
   - Michiel de Hoon's gene expression analysis package
   - Thomas Hamelryck's PDB package.

It also contains a bunch of the usual bug fixes and incremental 
updates.  All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.  The 
change notes are appended to the end of this file.  The sources are now 
available at:

As usual, please report any bugs, problems, or comments to 
biopython-dev at biopython.org .

Many thanks to the people who have contributed to this release!

The Biopython Consortium

   added Andrew Dalke's EUtils library
   added Michiel de Hoon's gene expression analysis package
   updates to setup code, now smarter about dependencies
   updates to test suite, now smarter about code that is imported
   Michael Hoffman's fixes to DocSQL
   syntax fixes in triemodule.c to compile on SGI, Python 2.1 compatible
   updates in NCBIStandalone, short query error
   Sebastian Bassi submitted code to calculate LCC complexity
   Greg Kettler's NCBIStandalone fix for long query lengths
   slew of miscellaneous fixes from George Paci
   miscellaneous cleanups and updates from Andreas Kuntzagk
   Peter Bienstman's fixes to Genbank code -- now parses whole database
   Kayte Lindner's LocusLink package
   miscellaneous speedups and code cleanup in ParserSupport by Brad 
   miscellaneous BLAST fixes and updates
   Iddo added new code to parse BLAST table output format
   Karl Diedrich's patch to read T_Coffee files
   Larry Heisler's fix for primer3 output
   Bio.Medline now uses proper iterator objects
   copen now handles SIGTERM correctly
   small bugfixes and updates in Thomas Hamelryck's PDB package
   bugfixes and updates to SeqIO.FASTA reader
   updates to Registry system, conforms to 2003 hackathon OBDA spec
   Yu Huang patch to support tblastn in wublast expression

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