Summary: A brief overview of Tree-Maps provides the basis for understanding two new implementations of Tree-Map methods. TreeMapClusterView provides a new way to view microarray gene expression data, and GenePlacer provides a view of gene ontology annotation data. We also discuss the benefits of Tree-Maps to visualize complex hierarchies in functional genomics.

Availability: Java class files are freely available at http://mendel.mc.duke.edu/bioinformatics/

Contact: mccon012@mc.duke.edu

Supplementary information: For more information on TreeMapClusterView (see http://mendel.mc.duke.edu/bioinformatics/software/boxclusterview/), and http://mendel.mc.duke.edu/bioinformatics/software/geneplacer/).


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