Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Free and Open Source Bioinformatics Software for Linux

Filed under
Software

Bioinformatics, as defined by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (BCBI), is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline.

Bioinformatics is being used largely in the field of human genome research by the Human Genome Project, which has been determining the sequence of the entire human genome (about 3 billion base pairs) and is essential in using genomic information to understand diseases. It is also used largely for the identification of new molecular targets for drug discovery.

To aid scientists as well as students in their analysis and study, I have a here a list of some of the most capable free and open source Bioinformatics software for Linux:

Bioclipse
Based on Java, the Bioclipse project is a visual platform for chemo- and bioinformatics based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). As any RCP application, it uses a plugin architecture that inherits basic functionality and visual interfaces from Eclipse, such as help system, software updates, preferences, cross-platform deployment etc. Via theseplugins, Bioclipse provides functionality for chemo- and bioinformatics, and extension points that easily can be extended by other, possibly proprietary, plugins to provide additional functionality. The first stable release of Bioclipse includes a CDK plugin to provide a chemoinformatic backend, a Jmol plugin for 3D-visualization, and a BioJava plugin for sequence analysis.

Rest Here




More in Tux Machines

Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 today. I already described many of the new features in the beta blog post. Since then, we fixed many bugs, including a whole lot of debugger integration issues, and generally polished Qt Creator for release. You find the more complete change log at code.qt.io. Read more

Allwinner: "We Are Taking Initiative Actions Internally"

Allwinner has been taking a lot of heat lately for violating open-source licenses with their Linux binary blob components. They then got caught obfuscating their code to try to hide their usage of open-source code, shifted around their licenses, and has continued jerking around the open-source community. Read more

Alcatel-Lucent Brings Hardware and Software VXLAN to OmniSwitch 6900-Q32

As part of the OmniSwitch 6900-Q32 release, there is also a new firmware update across the OmniSwitch portfolio with the Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS) 7.3.4 update. AOS has been based on Linux since 2010 and the AOS 7 update. Read more

Acer Taking Chrome OS, Cloud Apps to the Desktop

The Chromebase also has has two 3W audio speakers and HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity options. Read more Original: Acer Announces Industry’s First Chrome OS AIO PC with Touch Display