A bioinformatics library

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LGPL licensed by Ketil Malde
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biolib - a Haskell library for bioinformatics

This is a collection of data structures and algorithms
I've found useful when building various bioinformatics-related tools
and utilities.

Current list of features includes: a Sequence data type supporting
protein and nucleotide sequences and conversion between them, quality
data, reading and writing FASTA formatted files, reading TwoBit and
phd formats, and also FastQ. Rudimentary support for doing alignments
- including dynamic adjustment of scores based on sequence quality -
and Blast output parsing. Partly implemented single linkage
clustering, and multiple alignment. Reading and writing 454-style SFF
sequences, with a bunch of useful (and not-so-useful) operations on

To install, you need to acquire a working GHC (possibly other Haskell
system). You also need the following external libraries:

QuickCheck - for unit tests ('make test' to run them)
binary - mainly for dealing with the TwoBit sequence format
tagsoup - for parsing XML output from Blast
parsec - for parsing ACE, Bowtie and Soap output

You should be able to get what you need from <>.

The easiest way these days, is to use 'cabal'. You can get away with

cabal install bio

As an alternative, you can build with 'make', doing either 'make
install' if you can sudo, or 'make user_install' if you can not. Of
course, the Makefile just proxies for the regular Cabal routine, which
will work just as well:

runhaskell Setup configure
runhaskell Setup build
sudo runhaskell Setup install

(Use --prefix=$HOME and remove the sudo, if you don't want to install as root.)

If that didn't work, mail me at <>, and we'll try to
work things out.
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