Author Archives: Peter

BOSC 2013

Hello from Berlin, where the pre-BOSC informal CodeFest 2013 meeting is already underway. We’re looking forward to seeing even more of you on Friday and Saturday for BOSC 2013. BOSC 2013 will be the 14th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.61 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.61 are now available from the downloads page on the Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). The updated Biopython Tutorial and Cookbook is online (PDF). Platforms/Deployment We currently support Python … Continue reading

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OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at 11.30am EST (8.30am PST, 17:30 CET, 16:30 UTC/GMT). The meeting will be held online or over conference call. We will … Continue reading

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Travis-CI for Testing

BioRuby, Biopython and BioPerl are now using Travis-CI.org, a hosted continuous integration service for the open source community, to run their unit tests automatically whenever their GitHub repositories are updated. Continue reading

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Biopython 1.60 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.60 are now available from the downloads page on the Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). Platforms/Deployment We currently support Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 and also test under Jython … Continue reading

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Students selected for GSoC

Hello all, I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the Open Bioinformatics Foundation has selected 5 very capable students to work on OBF projects this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The accepted students, … Continue reading

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Announcing OBF Summer of Code 2012

Applications due 19:00 UTC, April 6, 2012. http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Summer of Code program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students to obtain hands-on experience writing and extending open-source software for bioinformatics under the … Continue reading

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OBF accepted for GSoC 2012

Google announced today that the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2012! Continue reading

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Call for abstracts for BOSC 2012

Call for Abstracts for the 13th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2012), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2012. Dates: July 13-14, 2012 Location: Long Beach, California Web site: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2012 Email: bosc@open-bio.org BOSC announcements mailing list: http://lists.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/bosc-announce Important … Continue reading

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Cross-links in GenomeDiagram

I’ve just finished writing up an example for the Biopython Tutorial of the new GenomeDiagram functionality added in Biopython 1.59. You can now control the start and end points of individual tracks, and you can add cross-links between regions of … Continue reading

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