[Biopython-dev] MetaTool

Jeffrey Chang jchang at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Mon Aug 27 01:15:36 EDT 2001

>    The MetaTool parser will need to represent matrixes.  Before
> writing my own class, I found an extension called Numeric Python, that
> provides powerful support for matix representation and manipulation.
> The only drawback I can see is that it requires bundling yet another
> tool with the distribution.  But Metatool is new and having powerful
> matrix features will allow users to experiment in unanticipated ways.
>   Of course I'd need to investigate more to see how reliable the
> extension is.
>   Is this the way to go?

Yes.  It's already a dependency for Biopython, for some of the more
algorithmic code.


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