Quick Questions: Top Software Tools Used
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Sat Jun 9 05:56:08 EST 2001
Quick Questions: Molecular Biology Software Tools
I am quite new to the molecular biology realm. In fact I'm a computer
science student in Toronto. I've kindled an interest in the bioinformatics
field and at present am wolfing down as much information about biochemistry
and molecular biology as I can including information gathering of the
actively used software tools in the industry. I've already done some
volunteer work for microarraying (created a microarray plate editor software
tool) but I'm still unclear as to the answers to a few questions. I find
this field tremendously exciting and would like to provide software tools
that better meet the researcher's needs.
1. From what you've heard, experienced, or feel please tell me the 5 most
popular "commercial" computer software tools used within molecular
biology. If it's possible can you provide the price for each product.
2. What are the 5 most popular "freeware" computer software tools used
within molecular biology?
3. What complaints do you have with the commercial and/or freeware computer
4. What operating system (OS) would researchers "prefer" to use their
software tools on: Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows?
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