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Parsing Techniques for Bioinformatics

Parsing is the process of detecting and verifying the structure of incoming data and then processing that data so as to make it available to a program in convenient ways.

This full-day tutorial will introduce beginner and intermediate Perl programmers to the wide range of parsing mechanisms available in Perl and explain specific techniques for parsing data in a variety of commonly used formats. Most examples will be based on typical parsing problems encountered in Bioinformatics.

Topics covered include:

Course format

1-day or 2-day seminar

Who should attend

Perl programmers in bioinformatics-related fields who are familiar with simple regular expressions and the use of modules. The techniques presented are not restricted to the particular applications mentioned, and will be useful to anyone who needs to process structured bioinformatics data of any kind.