[Biopython-dev] EMBL flatfile parsing

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at c2b2.columbia.edu
Tue Feb 6 17:05:48 UTC 2007

Peter wrote:
> Does this sound like a sensible way to include EMBL support?
> While it would be possible to use the new EMBL parser in much the same 
> way as the current GenBank parser, I would recommend most users simply 
> invoke them via Bio.SeqIO for normal work.

That sounds good to me.

> I could put most of the new code in Bio/GenBank and create a new 
> module/directory called Bio/EMBL, or just stick everything in 
> Bio/GenBank - I'm not that fussed either way given I want to push 
> Bio.SeqIO as the main interface.

That sounds good too.

> Michiel - how does this plan sound?  And should I try and get these 
> changes done and tested in time for the next release - or wait until 
> afterwards?

Either way is fine with me. We can do the Bronx release in the near 
future, and do another release when the EMBL stuff is done. But it's up 
to you.


Michiel de Hoon
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Columbia University
1130 St Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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