Courtesy of the Protein Information Resource staff, PIR release 29 is
now available for anonymous FTP from menudo.uh.edu (184.108.40.206) in
The files are separate this time, and unless there are requests for
combined files, to retrieve the complete distribution all you have to
do is get *every* file in the pir/ascii or pir/vms directory.
There is a README file in the pir directory that should be fetched
first. RETRIEVE ALL FILES IN BINARY MODE (except the README!)
All files are compressed using the Unix compress program. A VMS
executable DECOMPRESS is available in the pir directory, together with
a help library and a command-line-definition file. The CLD file is an
approximation only and is not guaranteed to work.
The VMS files are ready for use in GCG but not have NOT been tested.
(If you do test them and there are problems please let me know).
Questions to davison at uh.edu, but since I'm off on a working vacation
you may not get a prompt response.
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77054-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
[From the "Around New York" column of the New York Times, 4/3/91]
Justice Richard W. Wallach pointed out [...]"If the choice had to be made be-
tween saving the lives of lawyers or saving whales, there is little doubt that
the overwhelming majority of Americans would come down on the side of the
Disclaimer: As always, I speak only for myself, and, usually, only to