[emboss-dev] [EMBOSS] EMBOSS Funding and New developments

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Jun 9 15:59:45 UTC 2009

Giovanni Marco Dall'Olio wrote:
> I think EMBOSS is highly effective when combined with Makefiles or tools to
> describe pipelines.
> Maybe in the future you could add some recipe or example in the
> documentation, it would be useful. In any case, it would be good to add to
> the tutorials some references on methods to describe pipelines.

What pipelines so users prefer?

We have experience with Taverna and with SoapLab web services. We have
also worked with Accelrys/Scitegic's Pipeline Pilot. These all include
EMBOSS examples in their documentation.

> Another need that people have asked me several times (I am administrator of
> a web forum on bioinformatics) is to have a standard and official web
> interface to the emboss tools, since the list at
> http://emboss.sourceforge.net/interfaces/#web is outdated and google doesn't
> return clear results.

We have long hoped that one interface would become the standard. Our
usual recommendation for web-based users is the wEMBOSS interface but
when ever we ask which interfaces users prefer we get many different

So, please let us know which interfaces you like best and we will try to
work with the developers to make sure it keeps up with changes to EMBOSS
... and we can try to help them by adding new features or by
automatically building their interface to a new EMBOSS release.


Peter Rice

More information about the emboss-dev mailing list