PlasmidDrawing for Mac?
bizzaro at bc.edu
Mon Apr 26 05:29:15 EST 1999
Harry Mangalam wrote:
> What would you like to see for plasmid drawing? (Or anything else for
> that matter..)
> I'm willing to consider just about anything, but you'll probably have a
> bit of a wait..
Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> I have been entertaining this idea as well. If I had the time :-( I would
> try to write a package consisting of several programs
Keith James wrote:
> If I come up with anything useful I'd be happy to offer it to anyone
> working on an open source plasmid tool (it's early days, though).
As Harry knows very well (he has offered his help ;) there is a new GNU project
called Loci that...
Is a system of servers and clients.
Communicates with other systems across an intra/Internet.
Allows for bioinformatics collaboratories across an intra/Internet.
Gives command-line programs and databases a consistent look and feel.
Has built-in support for sequence and structure analyses of macromolecules.
Provides native support for phylogenetics and systematics.
Includes a library of basic analysis tools.
Produces both 2D diagrams and 3D models.
Treats biological data as scientific illustrations.
Provides drawing tools and a materials library for figure construction.
Tracks the system's work path with a flow chart.
Automatically logs activity in an HTML-based electronic notebook.
Includes utilities for building applications and extending the system.
Of course we are very much interested in plasmid drawing, and would love to have
anyone help implement a "locus" with the features mentioned on the newsgroup.
Loci is hosted by The Open Lab, which would like to host any GNU-licensed, GTK
applications for bioinformatics. Research projects are open as well:
J.W. Bizzaro mailto:bizzaro at bc.edu
Boston College Chemistry http://www.uml.edu/Dept/Chem/Bizzaro/
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