My informal, unofficial, official web site
This site is a list of the programs that I have created, as well as a number of interactive
web pages that perform simple but tedious tasks common to molecular biology. Generally speaking
these programs will either be published, about to be published or something I wrote to kill a bit
of time. Programs that are currently in development will not be mentioned here (or anywhere else),
however, there is a certain number of near misses. These programs will work and do the job they
were designed for, but failed to be published because:
- The appeal of the program is not large enough to get in a 'good' journal.
- Time as moved on and something more important pushed it to the back of the queue.
- The lab scientist I was working with left or changed tack and no more data was available
to finish it off.
When it's apparent that the project is at the end of its 'development cycle' I will put the program here.
I try to create programs that are easy to use and well documented; hence I never make console applications that run from a C:> prompt and require a long command line argument to get them to work.
I do not intend to reproduce the quote from the GCG manual circa 1995;
'User friendliness: These programs are not user friendly.'
There is a contact page for you to ask me questions, ask for help or tell me about bugs in the
programs. You can also tell me about any ideas for new program, if I
turn it in to a program you get to use it before anyone else, plus have a say in
how it works so it best suites your problems. I will point out that this is not a contact point for general questions about IBD or how to
sequence a PCR product.
Grammar and spelling
Since this is my unofficial site I will concentrate more on content than grammar or spelling, so be
tolerant of any mistakes because I have a life out side of work and don't want to spend to much time on things that
ultimately don't matter (to me).