[Biopython-dev] Interested in a Phenotype Microarray parser?

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 10 08:36:50 UTC 2014

Hi Marco,

> So far the dependencies would be pyYaml (for the yaml/json
 > parsing, but maybe i could use the stdlib json module) and
 > numpy/scipy for the extraction of curve parameters. Does
 > this sound ok?
It would be better to avoid scipy, as currently it is not used in any Biopython module.
Same goes for pyYaml; keep in mind that the number of users may decrease if there are more dependencies (and it puts a burden on developers also for testing).
Numpy should be OK; a quick count suggests that 12 biopython modules are already using it.

>  how about a "phenomics" module?
In principle that sounds fine to me.


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