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6:10 AM
@terdon I remember perl was "THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE" of bioinformaticians
However python is more versatile and developed quite a lot.
*has developed
Having said that, I use awk for most of the bioinformatics analysis (which most of the times for me happens to be text parsing)
@GriffinEvo If you are simulating mathematical models then I also recommend FORTRAN
And stackoverflow is better than any textbook for learning programming. It wont take you more than a month to operate a new language decently.
 
 
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11:28 AM
@WYSIWYG I won't be lured into a discussion of perl vs python but suffice it to say I don't buy the "more versatile" one bit :). I use a mix of perl/awk/bash. I've never been sold on python but I know I should take the time and learn it at some point.
 

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