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Parsing Techniques for Bioinformatics in Perl 6

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 programmers to the powerful and efficient parsing mechanisms built into Perl 6, and will explore 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 seminar

Who should attend

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