Journal article

PyCogent: a toolkit for making sense from sequence

Rob Knight, Peter Maxwell, Amanda Birmingham, Jason Carnes, J Gregory Caporaso, Brett C Easton, Michael Eaton, Micah Hamady, Helen Lindsay, Zongzhi Liu, Catherine Lozupone, Daniel McDonald, Michael Robeson, Raymond Sammut, Sandra Smit, Matthew J Wakefield, Jeremy Widmann, Shandy Wikman, Stephanie Wilson, Hua Ying Show all

GENOME BIOLOGY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

We have implemented in Python the COmparative GENomic Toolkit, a fully integrated and thoroughly tested framework for novel probabilistic analyses of biological sequences, devising workflows, and generating publication quality graphics. PyCogent includes connectors to remote databases, built-in generalized probabilistic techniques for working with biological sequences, and controllers for third-party applications. The toolkit takes advantage of parallel architectures and runs on a range of hardware and operating systems, and is available under the general public license from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pycogent.