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Building Bioinformatics Solutions

Conrad Bessant, Darren Oakley, and Ian Shadforth


This book provides an introduction to three of the main tools used in the development of bioinformatics software — Perl, R, and MySQL — and explains how these can be used together to tackle the complex data-driven challenges that typify modern biology. The book is intended to provide the reader with the knowledge and confidence needed to create databases, to write programs to analyse and visualise data, and to develop interactive web-based applications. Platform-independent examples are provided throughout, making the book suitable for users of Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

Keywords: bioinformatics, computational biology, programming, databases, software development, Perl, R, MySQL

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199658558
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conrad Bessant, author
Professor of Bioinformatics, The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Darren Oakley, author
Software Developer, Nature Publishing Group

Ian Shadforth, author
Director of Integrated Health, Alere Inc.