Bioinformatics system design project --- request comments

walker at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov walker at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Thu Oct 15 11:38:55 EST 1998


[posted and mailed]

[evans at funtv.com writes]
> learn at u.washington.edu (Jerry Learn) wrote:
>> Let me see if I have this straight: you and your company want to
>> cannibalize someone else's code and you want us to tell you where to look
>> for it. 
>
> would love to do, by the way). I didn't realize that seeking to use
> software developed with taxpayer money for the genome sequencing project
> for smaller scale projects would be considered "cannibalizing someone
> else's code".

Indeed.  All code developed at the NCBI is public domain.  Anyone can
"cannibalize" it, repackage it, or resell it if they want to.  We think of
this as a good thing.

WRT your original question, I think it is a bit open-ended.  A lot depends
on what you want to do with the data.  For instance, do you need a clean
dataset of excellent ORFs, or do you want to get _all_ the reasonable ORFs
from the ests?

If you explain the purpose and outline the steps, you'll get plenty of
advice, I'm sure.

R

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Roland Walker
walker at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
National Center for Biotechnology Information




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