[ANN] MacBOB 1.1.1 - A blast/fasta results viewer for the Macintosh

Andy Law Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Sep 9 23:16:19 EST 1997

Hi All,

I guess it had to happen, but MacBOB version 1.1 sneaked out of the door
with a teensy bug in it that made the sites preferences look like
Hungarian. You may or may not be pleased to hear that a corrected version
is now available at the Roslin Institute ftp server. If you already
downloaded the previous (buggy) version, please delete the file MacBOB
Preferences from your Preferences Folder (in the System Folder) before
running the corrected version for the first time.

Apologies to all affected.

For those who missed the first announcement, here it is again in all its

The MacBOB programs        (CABIOS - in press)


MacBOB (Macintosh Blast Output Browser) is designed to be used to view
the results of database search files, be they from blast or fasta
searches. It presents the results in a two pane window. The upper pane
shows the list of "significant" hits. The lower pane shows the
alignment corresponding to the hit currently selected in the upper
pane. If Internet Config is properly installed, then MacBOB can
optionally retrieve sequences of interest from SRS servers. Individual
alignments can also be saved to disk file.

MacBOB Filter is a utility designed to be used in conjunction with
MacBOB. It takes a series of database search files and scans them
briefly for hits. Having found the hits, it compares the significance
scores reported in the file against a pre-defined user-specified
cut-off limit and displays a list of files that contain hits that
exceed that criteria. Those files can then be opened in MacBOB with a
click on a single button in the Filter window.

MacBOB & MacBOB Filter are freeware but copyright remains the property of
the Roslin Institute. You can download them from

<ftp://ftp.ri.bbsrc.ac.uk/pub/software/MacBOB>  (definitely)

or via a (series of) link(s) from

<http://www.ri.bbsrc.ac.uk>                     (probably)


Andy Law
( Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk )
( Big Nose in Edinburgh )

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