[DAS] LDAS vs Dazzle

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 16:01:50 +0000 (GMT)

Just to make sure people don't think something weird is going on:

(a) Ensembl's "assembly" is (currently) a particular UCSC golden path and
soon will be one of the NCBI golden paths. Ensembl doesn't make assemblies
- we just choose one to use.

(b) As many people have pointed out, Dazzle is not bound to Ensembl
inherently - it is just that there is an easy-to-use plug in for Ensembl
data sources - ie, Dazzle is both generic to other data sources and
specific to Ensembl. 

(c) I suspect the general feeling of "it is easier to set up a LDAS
server" is probably right, mainly because Lincoln designs things with an
eye to ease-of-use whereas Thomas designs thing with an eye to

(d) I would look at both and go with the one which you feel more
comfortable with. I'm pretty sure that means whether you are a Java
programmer (Dazzle) or a Perl programmer (LDAS)