[sf-lug] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday November 19, 2009: Python in Computational Biology and Chemistry
jim at well.com
Wed Nov 18 08:48:33 PST 2009
(NOTE: Because of Thanksgiving, BayPIGgies meets in November
on the third, not the fourth, Thursday of the month.
And next month BayPIGiges will meet on December 14: the
second MONDAY of the month.)
BayPIGgies meeting Thursday November 19, 2009:
Tonight's talk is
* Python in Computational Biology and Chemistry
by Andrew Dalke
Meetings start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion of an
essential Python feature, especially for those new to Python.
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: chaining operators
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------------------------ Agenda ------------------------
..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, any
..... 7:35 PM to 7:40 PM ................
Newbie Nugget: chaining operators
..... 7:40 PM to 8:45 PM (or so) ................
Python in Computational Biology and Chemistry
by Andrew Dalke
Andrew will describe how Python is used in molecular modeling,
bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, and related fields.
Wait! Don't leave!
You're not a researcher in these fields and he knows it. He's
going to give a taste of what the underlying problems are in some
of those subfields, an idea of what Python tools are available
and describe a few of the reasons why sometimes Perl, FORTRAN, or
another language is the dominate language for that some that domain.
There will be some colorful pictures. He'll also include a bit of
what it's like to be a software developer in a scientific field.
..... 8:45 PM to 9:20 PM ................
Mapping and Random Access
Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of issues, hiring,
events, and other topics.
Random Access follows immediately to allow follow up individually
on the announcements and other interests.
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