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Bioinformatics Programming Using Python

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Powerful, flexible, and easy to use, Python is an ideal language for building software tools and applications for life science research and development. This unique book shows you how to program with Python, using code examples taken directly from bioinformatics. In a short time, you'll be using sophisticated techniques and Python modules that are particularly effective for bioinformatics programming.

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Bioinformatics Programming Using Python: Practical Programming for Biological Data

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Overview

Powerful, flexible, and easy to use, Python is an ideal language for building software tools and applications for life science research and development. This unique book shows you how to program with Python, using code examples taken directly from bioinformatics. In a short time, you'll be using sophisticated techniques and Python modules that are particularly effective for bioinformatics programming.

Bioinformatics Programming Using Python is perfect for anyone involved with bioinformatics — researchers, support staff, students, and software developers interested in writing bioinformatics applications. You'll find it useful whether you already use Python, write code in another language, or have no programming experience at all. It's an excellent self-instruction tool, as well as a handy reference when facing the challenges of real-life programming tasks.

  • Become familiar with Python's fundamentals, including ways to develop simple applications
  • Learn how to use Python modules for pattern matching, structured text processing, online data retrieval, and database access
  • Discover generalized patterns that cover a large proportion of how Python code is used in bioinformatics
  • Learn how to apply the principles and techniques of object-oriented programming
  • Benefit from the "tips and traps" section in each chapter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596154509
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/10/2010
  • Series: Animal Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Sales rank: 742,032
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitchell L. Model has worked in a wide range of platforms, languages, technologies and domains. For much of his career he has been an independent consultant, providing training, mentoring, tools, and support to software development groups learning to use new technologies and practices. During the past 15 years his work has focused on bioinformatics.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Primitives

Chapter 2: Names, Functions, and Modules

Chapter 3: Collections

Chapter 4: Control Statements

Chapter 5: Classes

Chapter 6: Utilities

Chapter 7: Pattern Matching

Chapter 8: Structured Text

Chapter 9: Web Programming

Chapter 10: Relational Databases

Chapter 11: Structured Graphics

Python Language Summary

Collection Type Summary

Colophon

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