.NET Bio is an open source library of common bioinformatics functions, intended to simplify the creation of life science applications.
The core library implements a range of file parsers and formatters for common file types, connectors to commonly-used web services such as NCBI BLAST, and standard algorithms for the comparison and assembly of DNA, RNA and protein sequences. Sample tools and code snippets are also included.
.NET Bio has been built with specific goals in mind:Extensibility:
.NET Bio is designed to be easy for a programmer to extend with new functions, please refer to the developer documentation available on this site. Developers who extend .NET Bio are encouraged to contribute their code back to the project so that the community as a whole can benefit from their work.Flexibility:
Whatever .NET-supported language you choose, the code you write will work with .NET Bio —so the accessibility of Visual Basic®, the power of C#, the speed and conciseness of functional languages such as F# or the ad-hoc scripting capabilities of Python are all available, as are many others. As a library of common code, .NET Bio can be used to build whatever application type meets your needs, whether integrating with applications such as Microsoft Excel, building commandline or GUI applications from scratch, or creating cloud services or workflow components.Community:
.NET Bio is a community-owned open source project and welcomes participation and contributions from programmers with an interest in the life sciences. We provide forums for discussions and help, documentation and sample applications, and tools to report bugs and request new features.
5/7/2013Alpha release of .NET Bio 1.1!
The installers for .NET Bio, Biology Extension for Excel, and Sequence Assembler are on the downloads tab today. Please give these a test with data you may have. If you discover any issues please create a new issue on the issue tracker tab. The release is dependent on getting good validation at this point. Thanks in advance.
Here is a link to the location Alpha .NET Bio 1.15/16/2012Updated BioExcel Installer Released!
A new version of the installer for the .NET Bio Biology Extension for Excel 1.01 has been uploaded today. This version removes the dependency check for NodeXL. While NodeXL is required to draw proportional Venn diagrams indicating the relative proportions of unique and non-unique sequences contained in .BED files (see documentation), it is not required for the other functions of this add-in. The dependency was removed to streamline installation for those that do not use .BED file functionality.4/16/2012.NET Bio 1.01 released!
The .NET Bio team is pleased to announce the latest release of the .NET Bio library, Excel add-in and Sequence Assembler demo application. This minor-version release fixes a range of bugs reported in version 1.0 as well as adding new new features such as AB1 and SFF file format parsing, better output and help for command-line tools, and comprehensively revised documentation. Please refer to the release notes for more details.
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