[EMBOSS] using emboss programs from spin] - Checked by AntiVir DEMO version

Guy Bottu gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be
Sun Nov 5 19:15:56 UTC 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 09:00:20AM +0100, Miguel Ortiz Lombardia wrote:
> Here, a number of users are quite afraid of the command line ;-{ so they
> would appreciate a graphic interface to EMBOSS. We tried Jemboss first,
> but got a number of problems that we couldn't solve (essentially with
> some results text files being corrupted). Then, I met with this
> interface from the Staden package, and found it very useful, to a
> certain extent.

	Dear Miguel,

If you want a GUI for EMBOSS another possibility is wEMBOSS, a Web interface with 
the user data permanently stored at the side of the server. A version that fully 
supports EMBOSS 4 is just out (see http://wemboss.sourceforge.net).

However, I consider that Staden spin remains useful. When I personally have to do 
some bioinformatic analysis with EMBOSS, I usually work at the command line. But for 
programs that produce an XY-graph I use spin, because it has this nice feature of 
displaying in one window a zoomable graph and in another window the sequence, 
allowing to see which detail of the graph corresponds to which range of the 

	Guy Bottu,

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