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Practical Innovation at BioCon 2003
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Tutorial

Using Perl and Bioperl
James Tisdall

Track: Bioinformatics 2003 Tutorial
Date: Monday, February 03
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: California Ballroom A

Perl is a popular language for bioinformatics programming, and Bioperl is a large collection of Perl software for bioinformatics. Tisdall's tutorial has two main parts:

1.Object Oriented Perl
Basic Perl syntax, data types, operators, and functions are reviewed quickly, at a pace suitable for review, or as an introduction to the language for experienced programmers. Then the topic and techniques of object-oriented Perl programming are presented in some detail, in a series of examples that show the basic ideas and how they are implemented. Time permitting, Tisdall demonstrates the important DBI module interface to relational databases, and the CGI module to make web pages.

2. Bioperl
An overview of the design of Bioperl, its basic objects, and some of its most useful and most interesting modules, is followed by detailed examples of its use in easing the task of bioinformatics programming.

This is primarily an object-oriented collection of software, so the material in Part 1 is immediately demonstrated in Part 2.



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