[Biopython-dev] [Biopython] Fw: Developing a wrapper for EBI dbfetch

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 15 15:39:55 UTC 2017

Would anyone like to comment on Francesco's pull request:


This is to add a wrapper for EBI's dbfetch, originally logged as:




On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:06 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> CC biopython-dev for the module naming in particular.
> General feedback or ideas about supporting the EBI's web-interface
> (their REST API, similar to the NCBI's Entrez utilities, or TogoWS)
> are welcome here or on the GitHub issue:
> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/issues/443
> Peter
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:25 AM, Francesco Gastaldello (Staff)
> <f.gastaldello at dundee.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this mail regard the development on my behalf for the dbfetch wrapper. More info on the service are here: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Tools/dbfetch/dbfetch
>> There is already an issue on the Biopython GitHub (#443) were me and Peter Cock are discussing how to place the module when it's going to be ready.
>> He mentioned the possibility to place it in Bio/EBI/__init__.py, but he's concened that this won't comply with PEP8 guidelines.
>> Any thoughts about it?
>> Regards,
>> Francesco
>> Dbfetch < EMBL-EBI
>> www.ebi.ac.uk
>> Dbfetch Help. What is dbfetch? Dbfetch is an abbreviation for "database fetch". Dbfetch provides an easy way to retrieve entries from various databases at the EMBL ...

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