[BioRuby] ruby API to ensembl core database

jan aerts (RI) jan.aerts at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Aug 14 14:36:32 UTC 2007


I've released a ruby API to the Ensembl core database, similar to the
one available for perl. Mitsuteru already wrote a very useful interface
to the ExportView functionality of the Ensembl website, but this API is
linked to the underlying mysql database and attempts to copy the
functionality of the full-blown perl API. This includes slices,
projections and transformations. A tutorial for the API is available at
the homepage where you can also download the gem (for the Ensembl core
people: 'gem' refers to a type of file, not to a developer who lost
touch with reality).

I've tested quite a bit, and hope there are no bugs left in the code...
If you find any: let me know.

For more information, see http://bioruby-annex.rubyforge.org and

If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me. And if
anyone would be interested to help me in the future development of this
API, I'd be very happy.

Big big thanks to the Ensembl core team for helping me (and being my
hosts as a Geek for a Week).

Dr Jan Aerts
Bioinformatics Group
Roslin Institute
Roslin EH25 9PS
Scotland, UK
tel: +44 131 527 4198
skype: aerts_ri

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