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Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Tiago Antao
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Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Tiago Antao

Overview of this book

Bioinformatics is an active research field that uses a range of simple-to-advanced computations to extract valuable information from biological data, and this book will show you how to manage these tasks using Python. This updated third edition of the Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook begins with a quick overview of the various tools and libraries in the Python ecosystem that will help you convert, analyze, and visualize biological datasets. Next, you'll cover key techniques for next-generation sequencing, single-cell analysis, genomics, metagenomics, population genetics, phylogenetics, and proteomics with the help of real-world examples. You'll learn how to work with important pipeline systems, such as Galaxy servers and Snakemake, and understand the various modules in Python for functional and asynchronous programming. This book will also help you explore topics such as SNP discovery using statistical approaches under high-performance computing frameworks, including Dask and Spark. In addition to this, you’ll explore the application of machine learning algorithms in bioinformatics. By the end of this bioinformatics Python book, you'll be equipped with the knowledge you need to implement the latest programming techniques and frameworks, empowering you to deal with bioinformatics data on every scale.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: “call_genotype has a shape of 56,241x1,1198,2, that is it is dimensioned variants, samples, ploidy.”

A block of code is set as follows:

from Bio import SeqIO
genome_name = 'PlasmoDB-9.3_Pfalciparum3D7_Genome.fasta'
recs = SeqIO.parse(genome_name, 'fasta')
for rec in recs:

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

AgamP4_2L | organism=Anopheles_gambiae_PEST | version=AgamP4 | length=49364325 | SO=chromosome
AgamP4_2R | organism=Anopheles_gambiae_PEST | version=AgamP4 | length=61545105 | SO=chromosome

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: “For the Chunk column, see Chapter 11 – but you can safely ignore it for now.”

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