BioRuby: Bioinformatics software for the Ruby programming language

N. Goto, J.C.P. Prins, M. Nakao, R. Bonnal, J. Aerts, A. Katayama

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The BioRuby software toolkit contains a comprehensive set of free development tools and libraries for bioinformatics and molecular biology, written in the Ruby programming language. BioRuby has components for sequence analysis, pathway analysis, protein modelling and phylogenetic analysis; it supports many widely used data formats and provides easy access to databases, external programs and public web services, including BLAST, KEGG, GenBank, MEDLINE and GO. BioRuby comes with a tutorial, documentation and an interactive environment, which can be used in the shell, and in the web browser
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2617-2619
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • environment
  • toolkit
  • biology
  • life


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