In article <14179 at ur-cc.UUCP> elmo at troi.cc.rochester.edu (Eric Cabot) writes:
>Does anyone know if the GCG package will be available for
>UNIX soon. Our lab is in the process of moving and there
>is an internal struggle going on between those who'd like to
>get another VaxStation running VMS (UGH) and those who'd like to get
>a Unix-style workstation. The main arbiter in all this is
>the principle invesigator who wants to continue using GCG at all
>costs (even speed, it would seem).
>Eric Cabot | elmo at uhura.cc.rochester.edu> "insert your face here" | elmo at uordbv.bitnet>=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=
With all due respect to GCG, which is a fine package of programs, it isn't
the last word in sequence analysis and shouldn't be the sole factor in
deciding what platform you use. There are lots of other programs and
program packages that run under Unix that, in many cases, do the job as
well or better than GCG. Some cost less than GCG, while others are free.
Some examples off the top of my head:
FASTA Similarity searches etc. free
FSAP General sequence analysis free
Delila Database management, pattern matching etc. free
MBCRR Sequence editor, similarity, pattern matching etc. free
MBIR Databases, similarity, protein, etc. $
PHYLIP Phylogeny construction free
Prophet Molecular graphics, modeling, etc. $ (500?)
XYLEM Sequence database management free
This is only a very short list of the things that are available under
Unix. I have highlighted what I see as the main strengths of each
package, so be aware that many of these packages have more capabilities
than are shown above. One nice feature is that most of these, along with
a host of other programs not mentioned above, are available through
It's important to realize that no one program package can do everything,
and certainly no single package can do everything _well_. Some very
exciting things are happening in Unix, and you should take advantage of
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