By James Tisdall
With its hugely built capability to discover styles in info, Perl has develop into probably the most renowned languages for organic info research. but when you're a biologist with very little programming adventure, beginning out in Perl could be a problem. Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics is designed to get you quick over the Perl language barrier through coming near near programming as a tremendous new laboratory ability, revealing Perl courses and methods which are instantly priceless within the lab. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of fixing a selected bioinformatics challenge or category of difficulties, beginning with the best and lengthening in complexity because the e-book progresses. every one bankruptcy contains programming routines. by means of the top of the e-book you'll have an effective figuring out of Perl fundamentals, a suite of courses for such initiatives as parsing BLAST and GenBank, and the talents to tackle extra complex bioinformatics programming.
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The substitution operator is an example of the use of regular expressions. Regular expressions are the key to text manipulation, one of the most powerful features of Perl as you'll see in later chapters. 5 Using the Perl Documentation A Perl programmer's most important resource is the Perl documentation. It should be installed on your computer, and it may also be found on the Internet at the Perl site. The Perl documentation may come in slightly different forms on your computer system, but the web version is the same for everybody.
So, to summarize what we've learned so far about this statement: $DNA = 'ACGGGAGGACGGGAAAATTACTACGGCATTAGC'; It's an assignment statement that sets the value of the scalar variable $DNA to a string representing some DNA. 4 Print The statement: print $DNA; prints ACGGGAGGACGGGAAAATTACTACGGCATTAGC out to the computer screen. Notice that the print statement deals with scalar variables by printing out their values—in this case, the string that the variable $DNA contains. You'll see more about printing later.
The answer depends on what you hope to accomplish. There are several ways to get started. You can: Take classes of many different kinds Read a tutorial book like this one Get the programming manuals and plunge in Be tutored by a programmer Identify a program you need Try any and all of the above until you've managed to write the program The answer also depends on how you choose to learn. Some people prefer classes, because the information is often presented in a well-organized way, and questions can be answered by the teacher.