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Introducing BioJava!

To put it simply (and in the words of the creators), “BioJava is an open-source project dedicated to providing a Java framework for processing biological data”. It is a package that contains class files and objects that implement Java code to be used for a variety of things. It is a great toolbox for those in the bioinformatics field that want to use Java to do “bioinformatics stuff” on their data, like analyzing and manipulating sequences. You can check out the wiki at http://biojava.org/wiki/Main_Page if you would like to get more details about BioJava. In this post I will be explaining the installation procedure to add BioJava to the Eclipse(Ganymede) platform on Windows Vista. If you already had the experience of adding library files to Eclipse this will probably be a bit of a review for you. Also, the BioJava wiki offers an installation guide if you would like to just follow this, although it does not explain the Eclipse work that must be done but only the part to add the .jar files to your machine’s CLASSPATH. Click the Read More for install help. Continue reading