[Rd] new book

Martyn Plummer plummer@iarc.fr
Wed, 30 May 2001 16:12:55 +0200 (CEST)

On 30-May-2001 Robert Gentleman wrote:
> Just thought I would mention that there is a new O'Reilly book out,
> "Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills", which is ok, pretty
> superficial about some things but at least it lets you know what is
> happening and where.
> R gets a few pages in there, 394-396, mostly nice press and accurate
> except that Bill Venables (hi Bill) may be surprised to find out that
> he is a member of the core development team.
>   Robert
> ps: they also have an Xgobi reference

This came up a couple of weeks ago on Slashdot (which I should really
stop reading).  I got the impression from the ensuing discussion that
it was targetted at biologists,but if you found it useful I shall pick
up a copy.  In the same discussion, the monograph "Biological sequence
analysis: probabilistic methods of proteins and nucleic acids" by Durbin
(ed) was highly recommended by some people.  Do you have this?

Here is a link to the O'Reilly site which contains contents, and a
sample chapter.


I remember buying an O'Reilly book called "The whole internet: a users
guide and catalogue". I wonder if this one will have an even shorter
shelf life.

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