The Bio* toolkits — a brief overview
Brief Bioinform (2002) 3 (3): 296-302.
01 September 2002
Bioinformatics research is often difficult to do with commercial software. The Open Source BioPerl, BioPython and BioJava projects provide toolkits with multiple functionality that make it easier to create customised pipelines or analysis. This review briefly compares the quirks of the underlying languages and the functionality, documentation, utility and relative advantages of the Bio counterparts, particularly from the point of view of the beginning biologist programmer.