- Language: English
- 120 Pages
- Published: March 2012
- Region: Germany
Bioinformatics Programming in Python. A Practical Course for Beginners
- Published: February 2008
- Region: Global
- 428 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This first introductory book designed to train novice programmers is based on a student course taught by the author, and has been optimized for biology students without previous experience in programming.
By interspersing theory chapters with numerous small and large programming exercises, the author quickly shows readers how to do their own programming, and throughout uses anecdotes and real-life examples from the biosciences to 'spice up' the text.
This practical book thus teaches essential programming skills for life scientists who want -- or need -- to write their own bioinformatics software tools.
Classification of Programming Languages
Getting the Materials: Python program and documentation
Variables, Data Types, Assignments
Worked Example ---1
Functions and Procedures
Worked Example ---2
The Object-oriented World
Worked Example ---3
Top-down Versus Bottom-up Strategies
Worked Example ---4
Sorting and Searching
Welcome to the Library
Programming Exercise: Trimethizing a File
Dealing with Errors
Programming Exercise: Generating a Restriction Map
Advanced Techniques in Python
Programming Exercise: Python goes PCR
R?diger-Marcus Flaig studied Biology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) where he obtained a Sc.D. degree, followed by a Ph.D. degree from the German Cancer Research Center. After postdoctoral work at the Universities of Gie?en and Heidelberg he trained as a patent attorney and is now handling biotech patent applications for the European Patent Office in Munich. From 2003 to 2005 he developed and repeatedly taught a course on bioinformatics programming for biology students.