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Old 12-23-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
hmdurand
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Post BioSmalltalk: A pure object system for doing bioinformatics with Smalltalk

Dear all,

This is my first post. I'm an argentinian programmer which started to work in bioinformatics almost 3 years ago using Smalltalk (besides Python, R, Perl and Shell scripting of course). Now I want to share with you BioSmalltalk, a library and environment for doing bioinformatics with Smalltalk.

Although in the short or mid-term it is unlikely for a BioSmalltalk to reach the users, maturity and competitive level of major Bio* toolkits (BioPerl, BioPython, BioRuby or BioJava), it could take too many years if I continue this work alone. So now there is a chance to make it better for anyone.

BioSmalltalk was not conceived to replace or defeat any other similar packages, but to provide to the bioinformatics community the features of a pure object system. So feel free to help in any way you can, and discover why Smalltalk survived as the oldest programming environment and still today such a special tool to work. There is a lot of things to do, and everybody is welcome to contribute.

You may download a pre-compiled release from the Google Project page:
http://code.google.com/p/biosmalltalk/

Best regards,

Hernán
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