[BioC] Re: fileBrowser

Anthony Rossini rossini@u.washington.edu
Mon, 1 Apr 2002 12:48:40 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Rafael A. Irizarry wrote:

> regarding the directories, another possiblity is to have 3 windows:
> 1-directories, 2-files, and 3-chosen files.

Too bad it isn't a simple matter to "describe" directory layouts, i.e. 
via some form of simple config file that specified where experiments were described and where the corresponding types of files might be present.  This would restrict the above solution to a more manageable starting point.



etc... though XML could be used, instead of sh or similar variable assignment. 

(by simple, I mean "few minutes of coding").

For an example of what I am sort of thinking about, try Emacs's ECB (code browser), which does is configurable to add project homes for browsing and hypertext links.  (but it isn't exactly, since I'm thinking of refining more for data analysis rather than project/software development).


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