Perl vs. C for bioinformatics
Pat.Thoyts at anti-spam.bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 20:57:59 EST 1998
Tom Walsh wrote:
> >> 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
Almost certainly. Perl is _very_ good at handling text strings.
It's probably worth your tme to look at tcl/tk too - especially now
that it works under Win32 as well as X windows. _Easy_ multi-
platform interfaces. :)
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