The book will be helpful for its intended audience. Numerous code fragments in the book will be beneficial for biologists who are unfamiliar with programming. Readers can try out, test, and modify the code to suit their needs. … a useful introduction to the topic. The style of presentation is good, and the code samples are worthwhile. … I strongly recommend this book as a useful reference for computational biologists, programmers, and bioinformatics specialists (students as well as researchers).
—Computing Reviews, November 2011
About the Author
Sebastian Bassi is the leader of the DNALinux bioinformatics distribution and member of the developer team for Biopython. He is currently providing bioinformatics support for the tomato mitochondrial genome sequencing project, which is part of the Latin America Solanaceae Genome Project (LAT-SOL).