JDIP: initial release

Lukasz Salwinski lukasz at mbi.ucla.edu
Tue Jul 10 12:43:10 EST 2001


We would like to anounce the first public release of JDIP - a stand-alone, 
Java-based interface to the DIP database (Database of Interacting Proteins; 
http://dip.doe-mbi.ucla.edu). It's still got a lot of rough edges here and 
there but it seems to be quite stable so we think there's no reason not to 
release it. The program provides the same functionality as the Web interface 
but with quite a few extras including local storage of protein interaction 
networks both in graphical and XML formats, custom rendering and annotation 
of the interaction graphs and embedded scripting language (Python, to be 
exact). 

It might be of interest, that the format of the data files (specified as an
XML schema to be found at http://dip.doe-mbi.ucla.edu/jdip/jin.xsd) is 
generic enough to make JDIP useful for visualizing and analysing data other 
than protein-protein interactions.

JDIP distribution (and more information about JDIP) can be found at:

   http://dip.doe-mbi.ucla.edu/jdip

Please, direct any JDIP-related questions to jdip at mbi.ucla.edu

Cheers,
Lukasz Salwinski
lukasz at mbi.ucla.edu 

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