Building Bioinformatics Solutions: with Perl, R and MySQL

Building Bioinformatics Solutions: with Perl, R and MySQL

by Conrad Bessant, Ian Shadforth, Darren Oakly
     
 

Modern bioinformatics encompasses a broad and ever-changing range of activites involved with the management and analysis of data from molecular biology experiments. Despite the diversity of activities and applications, the basic methodology and core tools needed to tackle bioinformatics problems is common to many projects. Building Bioinformatics Solutions provides a… See more details below

Overview

Modern bioinformatics encompasses a broad and ever-changing range of activites involved with the management and analysis of data from molecular biology experiments. Despite the diversity of activities and applications, the basic methodology and core tools needed to tackle bioinformatics problems is common to many projects. Building Bioinformatics Solutions provides a comprehensive introduction to this methodology, explaining how to acquire and use the most popular development tools, how to apply them to build processing pipelines, and how to make the results available through visualisations and web-based services for deployment either locally or via the Internet. The main development tools covered in this book are the MySQL database management system, the Perl programming language, and the R language for statistical computing. These industry standard open source tools form the core of many bioinformatics projects, both in academia and industry. The methodologies introduced are platform independent, and all the examples that feature have been tested on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199230198
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Building biological databases with MySQL 19

3 Automating processes using Perl 67

4 Numerical data analysis using R 137

5 Programming for the Web 187

App. A Using command line interfaces 233

Index 239

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