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Brief Python tutorial for bioinformatics

Part 4. Bioinformatics

4.8. Modern Programming Paradigms in Biology

Basic Techniques and Approaches

  1. Michael Poidinger

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g409422

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Poidinger, M. 2005. Brief Python tutorial for bioinformatics. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.8:111.

Author Information

  1. Johnson and Johnson Research Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-orientated programming language in widespread use. This article summarizes the syntax of the Python programming language, and with examples demonstrates how the language can be used to perform biological data analyses and implement bioinformatic applications.

Keywords:

  • Python;
  • bioinformatics;
  • biopython;
  • scripting;
  • programming;
  • biological data analysis