Python for Bioinformatics, Second Edition

Sebastian Bassi

July 10, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 424 Pages - 59 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035263 - CAT# K31695
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology

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  • Provides a solid introduction to programming with Python, making the book accessible for readers without previous programming experience
  • Covers advanced topics, such as web applications with Bottle, databases (MySQL, SQLite and MongoDB), XML and Bokeh
  • Contains ready-to-use code applicable to real-world biological problems
  • All code included in this book available in a companion Github repository and can be run online in PythonAnywhere and in a cloud-based Jupyter Notebook.


In today's data driven biology, programming knowledge is essential in turning ideas into testable hypothesis. Based on the author’s extensive experience, Python for Bioinformatics, Second Edition helps biologists get to grips with the basics of software development. Requiring no prior knowledge of programming-related concepts, the book focuses on the easy-to-use, yet powerful, Python computer language.

This new edition is updated throughout to Python 3 and is designed not just to help scientists master the basics, but to do more in less time and in a reproducible way. New developments added in this edition include NoSQL databases, the Anaconda Python distribution, graphical libraries like Bokeh, and the use of Github for collaborative development.


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