XYLEM Database Tools - User Survey

Brian Fristensky frist at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Mar 4 18:51:26 EST 1996


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    Fristensky, B. (1993) Feature expressions: creating and manipulating
    sequence datasets. Nucl. Acids Res. 21:5997-6003.
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March 4, 1996           U S E R   S U R V E Y

I encourage XYLEM users to spend a few minutes filling out the
attached survey to help me in planning future implementations of
XYLEM.

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Name: 

Mailing Address:


               
Phone: 

Electronic Mail Address:

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1. PLATFORM
      [ ]Sun    [ ]IBM/AIX   [ ]HP9000   [ ]Other (specify):

      If you have compiled XYLEM locally, which compiler have you
      used?

2. USAGE
      [ ] personal      [ ] multiuser

                        [ ] check if you administer multiuser version
                            of XYLEM for other users

3. How do you run XYLEM?
      [ ] commmand line   [ ] GDE      [ ] other front end (specify):


4. Which programs have you used?

      [ ] FETCH
      [ ] FINDKEY
      [ ] FEATURES
      [ ] SPLITDB
      [ ] REFORM
      [ ] RIBOSOME
      [ ] SHUFFLE
      [ ] UDS
      [ ] PROT2NUC
      [ ] DBSTAT
 
      Only check these if you have run them independently on the 
      command line (ie. not called from FETCH, FEATURES or FINDKEY)
      [ ] GETLOC
      [ ] GETOB
      [ ] IDENTIFY

5. Do you use FETCH and FINDKEY 
      [ ] with a XYLEM-formatted version of GenBank?
      [ ] with a XYLEM-formatted version of PIR?
      [ ] to manage personal database subsets?

6. Do you use FEATURES to call another sequence retrieval program
   besides FETCH? 
      [ ] yes    [ ] no

      If yes, which program is called?  

7. Are you using the remote execution capabilities of FETCH & FINDKEY?
      [ ] yes    [ ] no

8. What aspects of XYLEM do you most like?

9. What aspects of XYLEM are most troublesome?

10. What additional capabilities would you like to see in XYLEM?

11. Other comments


Please send your completed form to: frist at cc.umanitoba.ca

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