[Biopython-dev] NCBI Abuse activity with Biopython

Andrew Dalke dalke at dalkescientific.com
Thu Jun 26 11:03:19 UTC 2008

On Jun 26, 2008, at 12:47 PM, Peter Cock wrote:
> I think Michiel meant getting a handle containing raw HTML isn't very
> sensible, and this is what the Bio.Entrez.query() function does.

I meant to point out that supporting the search interface, with  
machine parseable, is functionality in Bio.EUtils that isn't in  

> Unlike BLAST where you may have a local webserver, is there any reason
> for to use a URL other than the NCBI's one?

I can't think of any.

(I can make up one - setting up a local mock server for tests.  But  
that's not seriously going to happen.)

				dalke at dalkescientific.com

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