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The MATLAB bioinformatics toolbox

Part 4. Bioinformatics

4.8. Modern Programming Paradigms in Biology

Short Specialist Review

  1. Robert Henson,
  2. Lucio Cetto

Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g409308

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Henson, R. and Cetto, L. 2005. The MATLAB bioinformatics toolbox. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.8:105.

Author Information

  1. The MathWorks, Inc., Natick, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

Abstract

MATLAB® (The MathWorks, Inc.) is a general-purpose technical computing language and development environment that is widely used in scientific and engineering applications. The Bioinformatics Toolbox for MATLAB is a library of functions that adds bioinformatics capabilities to the MATLAB environment. This article describes the functions in the Bioinformatics Toolbox and gives an example of how these can be used for phylogenetic analysis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) sequence data.

Keywords:

  • MATLAB;
  • sequence alignment;
  • phylogenetic trees;
  • clustering;
  • visualization;
  • algorithm;
  • data analysis