Prins Bio Lib Bosc2008

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  • 1. Introducing BioLib 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
  • 2. The problem No Bio* language is clearly superior - all have strengths and weaknesses No language clearly dominates, at this point Meanwhile: Limited pool of talented and contributing programmers (50 globally?) Duplication of effort in all Bio* efforts Introducing BioLib – p. 2
  • 3. Solutions 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