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Category Archives: Biopython
One of the small changes coming in Biopython 1.54 (which you can try out already using the Biopython 1.54 beta) is to Bio.SeqIO and Bio.AlignIO. Previously the input and output functions had required file handles, but they will now also … Continue reading
A beta release for Biopython 1.54 is now available for download and testing.
O|B|F is in Google Summer of Code, student applications due to Google April 9, 2010. Continue reading
I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the conventions agreed by the OBF projects: The Sanger FASTQ file format for sequences with quality scores, and the Solexa/Illumina FASTQ … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the availability of Biopython 1.53, a new stable release of the Biopython library, three months after the release of Biopython 1.52. This is our first release since migrating from CVS to git for source code … Continue reading
This post is about paired end data (FASTA or FASTQ) and manipulating it with Biopython’s Bio.SeqIO module (see also FASTQ conversions & speeding up FASTQ).
Biopython’s SeqIO interface revolves around SeqRecord objects which can impose a speed penalty. For FASTQ files the quality string gets turned into a list of integers on parsing, and then re-encoded back to ASCII on writing. Working directly with the raw strings is less flexible, but much faster. Continue reading
Biopython has now moved from CVS to a git repository, hosted on github.com who kindly provide git hosting for open source projects free of charge. The BioRuby project have been using github for some time, so we are in good company. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the availability of Biopython 1.52, a new stable release of the Biopython library. It may only have been one month since the last release, but in that time we’ve added enough useful features to warrant … Continue reading
In this post we’ll look at the new convert() function that both Bio.SeqIO and Bio.AlignIO will get in Biopython 1.52. This allows easier file conversion, and internally provides a mechanism for specific optimisations, such as for FASTQ conversions. Continue reading