Getting started with BioPerl

BioPerl is a collection of Perl modules that facilitate the development of Perl scripts for bioinformatics. It is open source and widely used in the bioinformatics community. Bioperl provides software modules for many of the typical tasks of bioinformatics programming. These include:


Bioinformatics Computers and the internet have revolutionized everything from agriculture and architecture to research. Biological research is no exception. Biology is the science of studying living beings. Bioinformatics is the use of techniques from applied mathematics, informatics, statistics, and computer science to solve biological problems. It is the science of using information to understand biology.