C and C++ libraries for BioPerl, BioJAVA,
BioPython, BioRuby. . .
Pjotr Prins (pjotr.prins at wur.nl)
Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2008
Introducing BioLib – p. 1
No Bio* language is clearly superior - all have
strengths and weaknesses
No language clearly dominates, at this point
Limited pool of talented and contributing
programmers (50 globally?)
Duplication of effort in all Bio* efforts
Introducing BioLib – p. 2
Option 1: Ignore and continue
(or head-less chicken scenario)
Option 2: Prevent duplication of effort
(BioLib initiative; Biohackthon Tokyo, 2008)
Introducing BioLib – p. 3
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