This summer I have to earn money for next year rather than taking a lab placement. This may or may not put me at a competitive disadvantage regarding my postgraduate research.
I have decided then to learn Perl, an interpreted programming language used by biologists (especially in genetics) that is now considered a vital laboratory skill.
Perl is particularly good at manipulating and comparing text strings. The genetic code and any organism’s genome can be represented as a string of four letters.
Renoise device chains, patterns etc…!!!
So this summer I will be using perl as a conduit for both my learning of genetics and my mastering of renoise!
Here’s my question:
Who else has used Perl to manipulate xml, and how did they find it?
One of my aims is to make a Perl program that can take a sequence of DNA or amino acids and generate a pattern from it.