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* Learn how to program in [[Perl]], see several [[Tutorials]]
* Learn how to program in [ Python]
** [ Genome Informatics]
** [ A Byte of Python]
** [ PerlMonks Tutorials]
** [ Dive Into Python]
** [ tutorials]
* Browse the [ Biopython Tutorial]
** [ Picking up Perl]
* Examine the [ Class Diagram] if you'd like to know more about the relationships between the modules.
** [ Learn Perl]
* Read the {{HOWTO|Beginners}}
* Browse the [[Bptutorial|Bioperl Tutorial]]
* Examine the [[Class Diagram]] if you'd like to know more about the relationships between the modules.
==Further reading==
==Further reading==

Revision as of 21:46, 19 January 2007

--Jblucks 16:36, 19 January 2007 (EST): This page modeled after the one for bioperl



See Getting BioPython


See Installing BioPython

Quick example

Executing this:

from Bio.Seq import Seq,translate
#create a sequence object of some DNA
my_seq = Seq('CATGTAGATAG')
#print out some details about it
print 'seq is %i bases long' % len(my_seq)
print 'reverse complement is %s' % my_seq.reverse_complement().tostring()
#or see the whole record
print 'sequence record:', my_seq
#translate the sequence into a protein
my_protein = translate(my_seq)
print 'protein translation is %s' % my_protein.tostring()
print 'protein record:', my_protein


seq is 11 bases long
reverse complement is CTATCTACATG
sequence record: Seq('CATGTAGATAG', Alphabet())
protein translation is HVD
protein record: Seq('HVD', HasStopCodon(IUPACProtein(), '*'))


Further reading

  • Read the other HOWTOs
  • Use the Wiki Search tools to find more information on specific topics.
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