Comparing to Perl, Python has a quite lagged adoption as the scripting language of choice in the field of bioinformatics, although it is getting some moment recently. If you read job descriptions for bioinformatics engineer or scientist positions a few year back, you barely saw Python mentioned, even as “nice to have optional skill”. One of the reasons is probably lacking of good introductory level bioinformatics books in Python so there are, in general, less people thinking Python as a good choice for bioinformatics. The book “Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics” from O Reilly was published in 2001. Almost one decade later, we finally get the book “Bioinformatics Programming Using Python” from Mitchell Model to fill the gap.
This book is a good Python Programming tutorial. It does a good job of explaining the concepts of Python programming to individuals who would like to learn Python.
The book is written in eleven chapters. It has two appendix titles ‘A’ and ‘B’.
My first involvement with Erlang was while I had this book as a guide. I had no significant experience with functional programming concepts or “real concurrency”.
I had been disillusioned about concurrency by using Python (aka Python threads).
I was glad to hear another book on Regular Expressions was in the making, I couldn’t wait for a review copy. I have been a user of Jan Goyvaerts’ regex software tools for just over a year now even though I had often-encountered the websites authored by him, while googling for Regular Expression resources. In one of his blog entries, I came across a notice of this forthcoming book, and emailed O’Reilly that I would like to be a reviewer.
First, let us provide a little context for this review. Two of us contributed to the review; one of us is a psychology professor and the other in software research. We both make regular use of statistics and have some statistical background in our training, albeit with fairly different end applications.
This book presents SQLAlchemy in a clear and comprehensive manner. Beginning with basics and covering the subject matter in an orderly approach. It is a good way to gain a fairly in depth understanding and set you on your way to being able to use SQLAlchemy.
So you're web site seems slow, users have to wait a long time for pages to render. Is it time to start looking at your database, and webserver configs? Perhaps not, there's a lot to be gained by following a few simple rules in your frontend.
Learning the vi and Vim Editors, Seventh edition, July 2008, by Arnold Robbins, Elbert Hannah and Linda Lamb is both a tutorial for beginners and a reference for experienced users. vi and several of its clones are covered in this edition: nvi, elvis, Vim, and vile. Chapters 9 through 15 cover Vim. Chapters 16, 17 and 18 cover nvi, elvis and vile, respectively. Including the index and appendices the book is