Biopython specifications

Unique identifier:
OMICS_04850
Interface:
Command line interface
Operating system:
Unix/Linux
Computer skills:
Advanced
Maintained:
Yes
Software type:
Package/Module
Restrictions to use:
None
Programming languages:
Python
Stability:
Stable
Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biopython

Subtools

  • Bio.Phylo

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Institution(s)

Plant Pathology, SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

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Probably the most complete and generic library for Bioinformatics in Python, BioPython enjoys a broad user base, years of features contributions, and an extensive documentation.

We use Biopython mainly for standard formats (Genbank/Fasta/AB1) import/export, and for basic restriction/ligation simulations. For more advanced uses we generally need to build a functionality on top of Biopython, or use an existing library that does that.

One downside of Biopython is the presence of many sub-packages from different subdomains of bioinformatics, which makes the library very big and hard to navigate (also hard to fully maintain I imagine).

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