I write a lot of code using the PYTHON Programing Language. I just gave a very brief overview to a friend who has to learn it this summer. In the course of this lesson, it occurred to me that a lot of the bioinformatic resources that I use every day are not collected in one place. So I’ve listed a couple of the most useful modules/packages below:
- This package lets you interface with NCBI, parse datafiles (e.g. fastas, Genbank, blast output etc.), run blast queries, run clustalw, etc.
- N-dimensional array manipulation
- Python DB API
- Database integration
- Google App Engine
- Free webhosting of python cgi scripts. It’s in beta.
- Python Web Application Development package. It can be used in conjunction with Google App Engine.
Here are a few addition sites that I find useful: