Developing Bioinformatics Computer SkillsBook - 2001
An introduction to bioinformatics, the application of computational and analytical methods to biology explains how to develop a structured approach to biological data and the tools required to analyze it, discussing the UNIX file sysem, the art of building tools and databases for bioinformatics, Perl applications, data visualization, and customization. Original. (Beginner/Intermediate)
Ingram Book Company
This practical, hands-on guide shows how to develop a structured approach to biological data and the tools needed to analyze it. It's aimed at scientists and students learning computational approaches to biological data, as well as experienced biology researchers starting to use computers to handle data.
Examining the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems, this guide for biologists, researchers, and students, offers a structured approach to biological data and computer tools for analyzing it. The book covers the Unix file system, the development of tools and databases, computational approaches to biological problems, the use of Perl, data mining, data visualization, and customizing data analysis software. Gibas teaches biology at Virginia Tech; Jambeck studies bioengeering at the University of California, San Diego. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Bioinformatics--the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems--is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline. Genome sequencing projects are producing vast amounts of biological data for many different organisms, and, increasingly, storing these data in public databases. Such biological databases are growing exponentially, along with the biological literature. It's impossible for even the most zealous researcher to stay on top of necessary information in the field without the aid of computer-based tools. Bioinformatics is all about building these tools.Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills is for scientists and students who are learning computational approaches to biology for the first time, as well as for experienced biology researchers who are just starting to use computers to handle their data. The book covers the Unix file system, building tools and databases for bioinformatics, computational approaches to biological problems, an introduction to Perl for bioinformatics, data mining, and data visualization.Written in a clear, engaging style, Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills will help biologists develop a structured approach to biological data as well as the tools they'll need to analyze the data.
Offers a structured approach to biological data and the computer tools needed to analyze it, covering UNIX, databases, computation, Perl, data mining, data visualization, and tailoring software to suit specific research needs.