Perl vs. C for bioinformatics

Tom Walsh tpwalsh at
Thu Feb 26 08:07:30 EST 1998

In article <6d2m1m$1ia at>,
Mike Reed  <MikeReed1 at> wrote:
>Ilya Vakser wrote:
< as part of a job ad >

>> Strong programming skills in C are required for all positions.

>I would suggest using perl instead of C.

 Is this a general trend in computational biology? I know a little C and I'm
wondering if it's worth picking up Perl as well.

   Tom Walsh

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