Book Title – Perl Programming for Biologists
Book Author Last Name – Jamison
Total Number of Pages – 208
Book Description – 4th year undergraduate students, graduate students, biologists who are transitioning to bioinformatics, scientists in any discipline of the life sciences.
Topics Covered in this Book – Bioinformatics
Perl Programming for Biologists
Working on the assumption that the reader has no formal training in programming, Perl Programming for Biologists demonstrates how Perl is used to solve biological problems. Each chapter opens with a set of learning objectives, provides numerous review questions and self-study exercises, and concludes with a bulleted summary of key points. The author incorporates numerous real-life examples throughout the text. Upon completing the book, readers are able to quickly perform such tasks as correcting recurring errors in spreadsheets, scanning a Fasta sequence for every occurrence of an EcoRI site, adapting other writers' scripts to one's own purposes, and most important, writing reusableand maintainable scripts that spare the rote repetition of code.