[Biopython-dev] tutorial translation and rst files

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 12 15:58:21 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Yanbo Ye <yeyanbo289 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> We almost completed the Chinese translation of the Biopython tutorial and
> fixed the format errors caused by latex to rst conversion. It's based on
> the Update – 22 March 2013 and the repository is here:
> https://github.com/bigwiv/Biopython-cn , including the English version .
> I heard there was an discussion about switching the tutorial format from
> latex to rst or Sphinx/reStructuredText port. don't whether these files are
> useful for this task. I'm not an expert in rst format and there must be
> other errors in those files. Any suggestions?
> Best,
> Yanbo

Hi Yanbo,

That looks impressive - the individual chapters are fast on GitHub,
but even the whole English document displays quite quickly there:

Sadly the all-in-one document makes GitHub struggle:

Did you have any trouble converting particular parts of the Tutorial?
There are a few places where we used LaTeX for complex
mathematical formulas - that seems to be an rst weakness.

Can you post compiled HTML and PDF output (English & Chinese)
as well? That would be a fairer way to look at the output, rather
than just seeing how GitHub renders it.



P.S. The six month old Tutorial.rst in the repository root does
not seem to work?

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